PACK EXPO International / Healthcare Packaging EXPO Show Daily 2018 – Tuesday

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NEWS BRIEF Gather real-time data IntelliSense® technology platform from Bimba (Booth S-2772) combines sensors, cylinders and software to deliver real-time performance data for standard Bimba pneumatic devices. The condition-based monitoring allows end users to be proactive about maintenance and system optimization and maximizes uptime. SD

Hawks’ nest makes news groninger (Booth W-931) hosted first-time visitors this spring. A pair of red-shouldered hawks built a nest in the sign mounted on its building and raised three chicks. With help from the Carolina Raptor Center, apprentices carefully installed a 24/7 webcam so the birds could be observed without being disturbed. Many viewers enjoyed webcam footage, and the birds became even more famous when FOX 46 Charlotte aired a story about their sign-based nest. SD

PACK gives BACK™ draws a crowd


Proceeds from yesterday’s networking event benefit PACK EXPO Scholarships.


he packaging industry supported packaging eduation at yesterday’s PACK gives BACK™ fundraiser, sponsored by Rockwell Automation (Booth N-5701). The crowd congratulated winners of six $5,000 scholarships and recognized the 2018 Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame inductees before enjoying the main event, a performance by Sebastian Maniscalco, a Chicago-area born, Italian-immigrant-raised stand-up comedian. For more information, visit SD

Detector increases sensitivity Intuity coil technology heightens sensitivity and simplifies the operation of metal detectors from Sesotec (Booth N-4912). Operating on several different frequencies in parallel boosts scanning sensitivity up to 50% higher to detect smaller metal contaminants. A newly developed user interface simplifies operation. SD

Drum motor saves energy The Intelligent Drum Motor from Van der Graaf (Booth E-8330) integrates the frequency inverter into the motor junction box to cut electrical consumption up to 72% over a conventional motor/gearbox conveyor drive. With the new electric motor design, the rotor is magnetically self-induced by permanent magnets installed on the rotor body. The EtherNet/IP and MODBUS-compatible unit communicates with other plant equipment, provides conveyor drive data feedback and controls belt speed remotely or directly at the drum motor. SD


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PMMI reveals TEA winners


inners of Technology Excellence Awards (TEAs) will be announced immediately after voting closes at noon today (Tuesday, Oct. 16). Votes still may be cast this morning at My Show Planner kiosks, online or via the show app. The competition, organized by show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550), recognizes 21 innovative technologies never previously shown at a PACK EXPO show. “PMMI believes these awards are another way to drive the industry to keep innovating and meet the ever-growing needs of consumer

Class of 2018


im Bohrer, Keith Pearson, Michael Okoroafor, Susan Selke and Chuck Yuska were inducted into the Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame yesterday (Monday, Oct. 15, 2018) as its 45th class, according to Hall of Fame coordinator and show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550). The inductees were honored in an awards presentation and again at PACK gives BACK™, the annual networking event to benefit the PACK EXPO Scholarship program.

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New TapTone HD Ram pneumatic rejectors from Teledyne TapTone (Booth S-4126) reliably reject up to 2,000 containers/min. Available with a fixed stroke length of 0.5, 1 or 3 in. (12, 25 or 76mm), the conveyor- or floor-mounted rejectors actuate via a 24-volt pulse from any TapTone or third-party inspection system. Units combine compact size, washdown compatibility and oil-free cylinder design. SD

Mettler Toledo moves

Mettler Toledo Product Inspection (Booth S-1735) held a grand opening in July 2018 to celebrate its move to a 270,000-sq.-ft. facility in Lutz, Florida. The new building consolidates manufacturing and office space for four business units: Safeline (metal detection and x-ray inspection); Hi-Speed (checkweighing); CI-Vision (machine vision) and PCE (track & trace/serialization). SD

MG reps Axomatic MG America (Booth W-669) now serves as the exclusive supplier of Axomix undervacuum homogenizer mixers and Axo tube fillers from Axomatic. The partnership gives Italy-based Axomatic a strong sales and service team in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. SD

Toshiba partners with Panther A print-and-apply labeler demo at Toshiba America Business Solutions (Booth E-10717) showcases its thermal barcode printing technology integrated with an automated labeler from Panther Industries (Booth N-5339). The print-and-apply labeler networks with conveyors, scanners and warehouse management systems to streamline labeling. SD

Jim Pittas, president and CEO of PMMI (left), and Joe Angel, president of PMMI Media Group (right), honor the 2018 Hall of Fame Class (second from left to right) Chuck Yuska, Timothy Bohrer, Michael Okoroafor, Susan Selke and Keith Pearson.

THE WINNERS INCLUDE: •• Timothy Bohrer is a 45-year packaging industry veteran with 15 issued patents and many innovations including metallized film susceptor packaging for microwave popcorn. •• Keith Pearson has dedicated his life to packaging in Africa and served more than 15 years in the leadership of the World Packaging Organisation (Booth N-4527, N-5760). •• Michael Okoroafor has been involved with some of the best-known consumer packages including Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle™ and Heinz’s Dip N’ Squeeze condiment pack. •• Susan Selke, the current director of the Michigan State University School of Packaging, has spent 35 years as a packaging

educator and authored several textbooks. •• Chuck Yuska served as president and CEO of PMMI for nearly 30 years. During that time membership nearly tripled and the trade show portfolio grew from one to six shows. “These professionals have contributed to our industry as advisors, pioneers, visionaries, educators, innovators and inventors of packaging and processing technology. Their contributions have led the industry to where it is today,” says Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI. Inductees were chosen by the Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame Commission, a cross-section of industry professionals, including suppliers, journalists and end users, convened by PMMI. SD

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Takigawa breaks ground in U.S. Takigawa Corp. America (Booth S-3947) has broken ground on its first U.S. production facility. The $46-million high-performance film and flexible packaging plant is located on an 18-acre greenfield site in Bardstown, Kentucky. The 148,000-sq.-ft. facility is scheduled to open in May 2019 and will produce packaging for national and international brands of pet food, nutraceuticals and consumer packaged goods. SD

packaged goods companies,” says Laura Thompson, senior director of Expositions, PMMI. “We are amazed at the response and quality of submissions that we received for this exciting new program.” Finalists in seven categories were selected by the Technology Excellence Awards Panel. “With such a great response from exhibitors it was no small

task for our panel of top industry professionals to narrow them down to just three finalists in each category. We encourage show attendees to stop by these exhibitors to see these innovations firsthand and cast their vote,” says Thompson. For more information, visit, SD

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Combi moves to larger quarters Combi Packaging Systems (Booth N-5332b) now resides in a larger 156,000-sq.-ft facility in North Canton, Ohio. The new location not only provides an additional 40,000 sq. ft. of machine assembly space, but also houses the 3M-Matic Case Sealer Division and the Case Sealer Parts Division. SD

See automated motion in action EASY Machine display at Lenze Americas (Booth N-5740) showcases technology for motion-centric automation applications. The machine demonstrates Cloud computing capabilities and the new i950 compact servo inverter for modular machine solutions and complex multi-axis systems. SD

U.S. build cuts lead time Ronchi America (Booth E-8514) begins building its 18-head Exacta filler in the U.S. Domestic construction significantly reduces equipment lead time and cost. U.S.-built machine includes all standard features. Atlanta office also hosts factory acceptance tests and fill tests. SD

Accutek expands

New 130,000-sq.-ft. facility for Accutek Packaging Equipment (Booth S-2166) combines sustainable design with a 3D printing and design center and expanded R&D lab. The new building in Vista, California, also provides segregated areas for machining centers, sheet metal shop, automated cutting and welding, assembly and integration for filling, capping, shrink sleeving and labeling equipment. SD

Blister machine suits short runs The versatile Eagle-Uni semiautomatic blister machine from MHI–Maruho Hatsujyo Innovations (Booth W-984) forms, seals and punches in consecutive steps. The compact unit runs up to five cycles/min. with a format area of 150 x 150mm and forming depth up to 30mm. Ideal for small-scale production, packaging development and material testing, the machine handles virtually any blister material and lidding substrate. SD



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Packaging & Processing Women’s 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Leadership Network Breakfast

Lakeside Center, Room E-450

Show Floor Open

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Innovation Stage Seminars

10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The Forum Presentations

10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Booth N-4580

Networking Receptions Baking & Snack Industry Confectionery Industry Beverage Industry Healthcare Packaging

Snack Break Lounge (Booth N-4565) Candy Bar Lounge (Booth S-2583) 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Beverage Cooler Lounge (Booth N-4575) Healthcare Packaging Lounge (Booth W-300)

Introduction to Field Service

Tues., Oct. 16, 2018

CareerLink @ PACK EXPO

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Certified Trainer Workshop

Tues., Oct. 16–Weds., Room E-353a Oct. 17, 2018

Future Innovators Robotics Showcase

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Booth E-6620

Vote for Technical Excellence Awards

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

My Show Planner Kiosks, PACK EXPO website or the mobile app

OMAC HMI standardization survey 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Booths N-4560, N-4570, N-4585 and Booth W-320

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Lenze sponsors lounges


or the sixth year, Lenze Americas (Booth N-5740) is sponsoring lounges for exhibitors and members of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550). The lounges offer seating, coffee and a chance to take a break from the busy show floor. The four Exhibitor Lounges are located in Rooms S-405a, N-229, W-470a and E-251 and open to exhibitors from 7 a.m.–5 p.m., Oct. 13–17. The two PMMI Member Lounges are located in Rooms N-227b and S-402 and open to members from 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Oct. 14–16, and 8 a.m.–3 p.m. on Oct. 17. “Exhibitors and members spend hours on their

feet during PACK EXPO, and Lenze is proud to sponsor these lounges that provide [a] much-needed refuge,” says Susan Duval, senior marketing communications manager, Lenze Americas. “With 2,500 exhibitors and 50,000 attendees exploring over 1.2 million net sq. ft. of exhibit space, the member and exhibitor lounges serve as quiet counterparts to the energizing, hustle and bustle of the show floor,” says Laura Thompson, senior director, expositions, PMMI. “We’re grateful to Lenze for providing this resource for the sixth year in a row.” For more information, visit PACKEXPOinternational. com,, SD


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Drum filler adds laser scanner


he newest addition to the PT family of drum and tote filling machines, the PT-Auto machine features a laser scanner that automatically finds all drum bung locations in a single scan prior to the fill step. The machine from Ideal-Pak Massman, the new name for Ideal-Pak (Booth S-2966), which was recently acquired by MASSMAN Automation Designs (Booth A laser scanner on the PT-Auto drum filler S-2847), then fills all the drums sequential- automatically finds all drum bung locations prior to the fill step. ly with no need for the operator to move the lance. The result is faster filling times. The scanner does not require additional overhead lighting and works on all drum colors and finishes. Ideal-Pak’s PT Series of net-weight drum and tote filling machines encompasses a variety of machines from semiautomatic single drum fillers to semi and fully automatic filling machines for four drums on a pallet and a variety of tote sizes. For more information, visit SD

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Show Daily 2018 PACK EXPO International Publisher PMMI Produced by PMMI Sponsorship Marketing Editorial Director Hallie Forcinio Associate Editor Kari Moosmann Production Manager Mary Thorne Art Director Debi Friedmann

Line produces windowed bags Bags can be preprinted or printed inline, gusseted or non-gusseted.


bag-making line at Windmoeller & Hoelscher (W&H) (Booth E-7743) produces paper bags with clear windows. The highly flexible MataSim machine from GARANT Maschinenhandel (Booth E-7743), a member of W&H Group, is producing bread bags from preprinted stock. However, the equipment can produce a range of bag sizes, all-paper or paper/film structures and gusseted or non-gusseted styles. Integration with a four-color Linaflex S inline flexo printer (also on display) permits inline printing. The printer also can be configured for six colors. The machine, which is part of the Matador range, relies on both hot melt and cold glue sealing. In action, the preprinted paper and clear film unwind and are sealed with hot melt to form a windowed tube. The tube is cross-perfed and the outer edges of the paper are sealed to the window film. The bottom is folded and sealed with cold glue. Finished bags are delivered upright according to a pre-set count. The machine operates at up to 800 bags/min. Bag dimensions range from approximately 2.36–11 in. wide with cut-off lengths from roughly 5–22 in. Side gussets can measure up to 5.5 in. For more information, visit SD

IT/Production Support Terry Wenslow, Manny Dominguez Photographer Miles Boone, Fritz Geiger and Tori Soper Advertising Sales Management Mike Bradley, Patrick Bradley, Tom Burke, Steve Osborne Dedicated to Peter R. Hayes, 1957-2016, a valued friend and colleague, who always made the Show Daily process run smoother. The MataSim machine produces a range of bag sizes, all-paper or paper/film structures and gusseted or non-gusseted styles.

Save Space and Increase Throughput.

Ryson makes a full line of spiral conveyors that can satisfy most vertical conveying needs. Ryson Spirals need less floor space than conventional conveyors and are faster and more reliable than any elevator or lift. Unit Load Spirals convey cases, totes and packaged goods smoothly on our slat style belts and come in 9 standard slat widths ranging from 6” to 30”. Available in powder coated carbon steel, stainless steel, washdown and freezer versions Mass Flow Spirals handle full and empty bottles, cans and jars in mass up to 2000 units per minute. Available in 4 different slat widths ranging from 6” to 20”. Narrow Trak Spirals are super compact and designed to handle your smaller loads. Our new 6” and 9” wide nesting slats can endtransfer small cartons and packages or side-transfer small bottles and containers in a single file or in mass at speeds in excess of 200 FPM.

High Capacity Spirals are in response to our customers need to go higher and handle more weight. They can handle double the weight capacity of our regular spirals at speeds up to 200 FPM. The new WT Model comes in a slat width of 30” and 36” and can provide an elevation change of up to 50 feet with only one drive.. Multiple Entry and Exit Spirals allow loads to enter or exit the High Capacity Spirals at intermediate elevations. New special induction and divert conveyors have individually adjustable conveying surfaces to match the spiral pitch, assuring a smooth and reliable operation. Quality and service come first at Ryson. We are the number one spiral manufacturer in the USA. For application assistance or more information, give us a call or visit

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Participate in the Hefty® EnergyBag® Program


ow Chemical (Booth S-Vista Ballroom) brings the Hefty® EnergyBag® program back to PACK EXPO. The initiative collects hard-to-recycle plastics—such as chip bags, wrappers, condiment packets, foam to-go containers, straws and cups—and converts the material into valuable energy resources. Located inside and immediately outside Dow’s Customer Center in the Vista Ballroom and in the Dow-sponsored Showcase of Packaging Innovations (Booth N-5760), the collection bins are easy to spot. Just look for the bright orange and yellow sign that shows some of the many items that are not typically accepted in recycling programs. After PACK EXPO, the collected plastics will be converted into new energy resources at an energy conversion facility. The Hefty EnergyBag program diverts these materials from landfills and puts them to good use. It is not recycling, but a valuable, viable resource recovery program that represents a significant step toward a more circular economy. Learn more about the program as part of Dow’s presentation entitled, A Toolbox for the Sustainable Future of Plastics Packaging, at 11 a.m. today (Tuesday, Oct. 16) on the PACK EXPO Innovation Stage (Booth N-4560). For more information, visit SD

The Cold Pressure Council leads, facilitates and promotes industry standardization, user education and consumer awareness of High Pressure Processing. Join the Cold Pressure Council today. Member benefits include: Networking opportunities with other businesses and professionals Support the advancement of High Pressure Processing (HPP) Food Safety

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PMMI awards 6 PACK EXPO Scholarships


ix PACK EXPO Scholarship recipients were recognized yesterday at the annual PACK gives BACK™ networking reception, sponsored by Rockwell Automation (Booth N-5701). The PMMI Foundation awards the scholarships annually to six students from PMMI Partner Schools, according to show producer, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550). “This scholarship program shows how PMMI invests in the future packaging workforce,” says Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI. “PACK gives BACK is an attendee favorite year after year, and we’re proud to support the education of next generation’s industry leaders.” To qualify for the $5,000 individual scholarship, students must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average, demonstrate financial need and major in engineering, packaging, processing, mechatronics or related field. For more information, visit SD

THE 2018 WINNERS OF PACK EXPO SCHOLARSHIPS ARE: PHILIP ANJORIN Dunwoody College of Technology Major: Industrial Controls and Robotics RAYMOND CUMMINGS Clemson University (Booth N-4543, E-6644) Major: Packaging Science CRYSTAL DAUGHTRY Community College of Allegheny County (Booth E-6646) Major: Mechatronics LAURA KERSHAW Rutgers University (Booth E-6623) Major: Packaging Engineering KATE QUADE University of Wisconsin, Stout (Booth E-6633) Major: Packaging RACHAEL SCHODOWSKI Michigan State University (Booth E-6641) Major: Packaging

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From primary packaging to end-of-line ProMach introduces machines for every function, industry.


odern design, smaller footprint, lower costs and automated functions are just a few of the trends ProMach (Booth S-3538) addresses with the machines it is introducing at this year’s PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO. ProMach Filling Systems (Booth S-3624) premieres its integrated ProBloc label-fill-cap tribloc system. This three-in-one machine relies on a labeler from P.E. Labellers (Booth S-3620) filler from Pacific Packaging Machinery (Booth S-3624) or Federal Mg. (Booth S-3624) and a capper from ZALKIN (Booth S-3628). The ProBloc system fills free-flowing liquid and semi-viscous personal care products into high-density polyethylene or polyethylene terephthalate containers (8–32 oz.). The tribloc design maximizes operating efficiencies, reduces scrap, saves floor space and speeds changeovers.

New corporate colors enhance the appearance of Brenton’s M2000 case packer. Clear polycarbonate cladding along the length of the machine allow an unobstructed view of critical operations.

“By putting the labeler, label inspection and a reject device before filling and capping, scrap is reduced,” explains Pete Carpino, vice president of ProMach Filling Systems. “The system rejects any mislabeled or unlabeled bottles when they’re empty at a fraction of the cost of rejecting filled bottles,” he adds. For snack makers relying on flexible packaging, Matrix Packaging Machinery (Booth S-3632) launches the SmartGate™ product concentrator for its Morpheus continuous-motion vertical/ form/fill/seal (V/F/F/S) machine. This integrated system helps ensure all the product, such as nuts or candy pieces, arrives prior to machine jaws closing and bag sealing. With the SmartGate technology, the Morpheus machine runs 35% faster than other V/F/F/S machines. It also reduces the number of badly sealed bags by up to 20%. Cumulatively, these benefits noticeably boost packaging line profitability for snacks packaged in 3.5-in.-wide bags and smaller. For craft brewers Roberts PolyPro (Booth S-3540) debuts the THA240 automated can handle applicator. It applies handles to four- or six-packs at a rate of 10 cases/min. and automates all functions except can handle replenishment, which can be done safely while the machine is running. Nearly eliminating manual input maximizes uptime. For end-of-line needs, the next-generation M2000 case packer from Brenton (Booth S-3644) offers faster and more assured startup and higher uptime through more repeatable changeover. Designed as a replacement for the Mach 2 case packer, the M2000

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machine maintains the mechanical precision of its predecessor while updating electrics and aesthetics to reduce footprint 25%, shorten installation time and create an easy to operate machine. Relocating the control enclosures from a standalone position to the top of the machine achieves the space savings. Changeover verification technology guides operators. For speedy issue resolution, various sections of the case packer are assigned specific colored task lighting that illuminates the fault and pinpoints the area to examine. Bright white LED strip lighting throughout the machine provides a well-illuminated workspace. For more information, visit,,, SD ProBloc tribloc machine labels, fills and caps at speeds of up to 400 containers/min.

Industry representatives gathered Sunday night to celebrate 25 years and the new PMI KYOTO Packaging Systems (Booth S-2048) brand.




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Thanks to these industry leaders for their support helping to make 2018 PACK International better for everyone.

Allied Electronics (Booth E-10653) sponsored the aisle banners for the North, South and Lakeside Halls.

As you’re moving on up in the North Hall, notice that MagneMotion, Rockwell Automation (E-8043) is the escalator sponsor.

ProMach (Booth S-3538) brings their family of best-in-class solutions to PACK EXPO. Stop by and learn more about what they can do. To help attendees navigate the show, ProMach sponsored the mobile app.

Allied Electronics & Automation (Booth E-10653) brightens our day with their sponsorship of the Grand Concourse staircase.

Is your phone running on empty? Stop by the Print & Power station in the Grand Concourse, sponsored by Lapp USA (Booth N-5834).

(l-r) Maddie Middleton from the National Confectioners Association and Joni Wisner from Manufacturing Confectioner host The Candy Bar Lounge (S-2583).

Complete packaging-related challenges at the Amazing Packaging Race (Booth N-4721) are sponsored by Emerson (N-4721b).

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Future Innovators

SHOWCASE The ‘Bots are taking over PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO! Come see high school robotics teams from across the country showcase their ‘bot’ skills.


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Workshop focuses on service skills


two-day Fundamentals of Field Service Workshop wraps up Tuesday, Oct. 16, as part of the educational offerings at PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO. The course, presented by PMMI U (Booth N-4550), helps field service technicians gain the non-technical knowledge and skills needed to be a great technician. Through demonstrations and role-play exercises, attendees learn about: •• Becoming a trusted adviser to customers •• Communicating with different levels of your customer’s organization •• Customer service and relations •• How do deal with challenging customers •• Working conditions and safety •• Travel tips and regulations •• The importance of documenting service calls •• Training customers •• Troubleshooting and new technology The course targets new technicians, assemblers and engineers preparing for field service duties as well as technicians who want to brush up on soft skills. For more information, visit SD

You can: f Ask about their robot design f Inquire about the competition f Check out their innovations Meet these talented teens and see their creations in action in the Upper Lakeside Center, Booth E-6620.

For more information about supporting student programs, visit PMMI U, in the PMMI Booth N-4550, North Hall.

CareerLink @ PACK EXPO debuts Online job board goes live for two days.


areerLink, the online job board, established by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550), is live today at PACK EXPO International and the co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO. The live edition gives students and veterans, pursuing careers in packaging and processing, an opportunity to schedule one-on-one interviews for entry-level and internship positions with consumer packaged goods companies and PMMI members. Interviews take place from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. in Room E-353a on the Sky Bridge level of the Lakeside Center. Made possible by a $50,000 grant from the Bosch Community Fund, the CareerLink job board is the centerpiece of an initiative aimed at raising awareness of career opportunities in the packaging and processing industry. “This one-of-a-kind job board is the tool the industry needs to drive talent to the packaging and processing industry,” says Paul Jenks, director of Sales and Marketing, Bosch Packaging Technology (Booth S-3514, W-603). “We see CareerLink as instrumental in helping to close the skills gap and develop a qualified workforce to move this industry forward,” he explains. For PMMI members, the web-based, user-friendly platform, provides a onestop shop for posting positions, reviewing resumes and connecting with potential candidates from engineering and mechatronics programs. “CareerLink is just one part of PMMI’s ongoing efforts to provide more education services to strengthen the packaging and processing workforce,” says Kate Fiorianti, education manager, PMMI. “We thank the Bosch Community Fund for their generous support.” For more information, visit SD

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October 16, 2018

Partner Program welcomes 50 associations Association partners endorse PACK EXPO and Healthcare Packaging EXPO as industry’s main event.


ifty industry associations are supporting PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018 as part of the Partner Program, according to show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550). Many of these partner associations bring a specific vertical market focus and host pavilions, sponsor networking lounges and produce educational sessions. A number of groups also are participating in the Showcase of Packaging Innovations® (Booth N-5760), sponsored by Dow Chemical (Booth: Vista Ballroom). “The Association Partner Pavilions at PACK EXPO International, and co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO, bring together leading industry associations with decision makers from the world’s top consumer packaged goods companies, retailers and pharmaceutical, medical device and nutraceutical manufacturers,” says Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI. “The expertise and industry knowledge provided by partner associations onsite offer an invaluable resource to attendees,” he adds. “We enjoy participating at events like PACK EXPO because it gives our members a chance to connect with one another and helps foster collaboration and new business,” says Mary Lou Bosco, COO, AIM. “We look forward to our continued association with PMMI and PACK EXPO as we explore other ways we might help each other to better serve the packaging community,” adds Jane Chase, executive director, Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) (Booth N-4523, N-5760). The In-Mold Decorating Association (IMDA) (Booth N-5000, N-5760) is also pleased to return as part of the PACK EXPO Partner Program for 2018. “As a small, nonprofit trade association, the Partner Program makes it possible for IMDA to participate in this most important trade show,” says IMDA Executive Director Ron Schultz. “For the past 10 years, we have exhibited at both PACK EXPO International in Chicago as well as PACK EXPO Las Vegas. Our continuing presence at both shows has enhanced our industry profile and our brand identity. PACK EXPO is probably the best organized and executed trade show we have ever worked with.” For more information, visit, SD

PACK EXPO INTERNATIONAL AND HEALTHCARE PACKAGING EXPO PARTNERS ABRE–Brazilian Packaging Association (Booth N-4533, N-5760*) AIM AIMCAL–Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (Booth N-5902, N-5760*) AMEC envasgraf (Booth N-4537) AMEE–Mexican Packaging Association (Booth N-5760*) American National Standards Institute Australian Institute of Packaging Australian Packaging and Processing Manufacturers Association (Booth N-4510) CANAINCA–National Mexican Chamber for Processed Food Composite Can and Tube Institute (Booth N-4536) Contract Packaging Association Sourcing Center (Booth N-5801) Flexible Packaging Association(FPA) (Booth N-5901, N-5760*) Flexographic Technical Association (Booth N-4539) Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) (Booth N-5903, N-5760*) Global Cold Chain Alliance Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC) (Booth N-5760*) Independent Bakers Association (Booth N-4902) Industrial Internet Consortium (Booth N-6001) In-Mold Decorating Association (IMDA) (Booth N-5000, N-5760*) Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) (Booth N-4523, N-5760*)

As of September 6, 2018

Instituto Argentino del Envase (IAE) (Booth E-10232, N-5760*) International Dairy Foods Association (Booth N-5001) International Molded Fiber Association (Booth N-4520) International Safe Transit Association (Booth N-4535) Koelnmesse GmbH–Global Competence in Food and FoodTec (Booth N-5100) PAC, Packaging Consortium Paperboard Packaging Alliance (Booth N-5760*) PLCopen (Booth N-6201) OMAC–The Organization for Machine Automation and Control (Booth N-6002) OPC Foundation (Booth N-6102) Reusable Packaging Association (Booth E-6860, E-6866) Sustainable Packaging Coalition/GreenBlue Tube Council North America (Booth N-5760*) United Fresh Produce Association (Booth N-4901) United Packaging Associates World Packaging Organisation (WPO) (Booth N-4527, N-5760*) *Display in the Showcase of Packaging Innovations®, sponsored by Dow Chemical.

PAVILION ORGANIZERS Adepta (Booth S-4384, E-8824) Argentina–Fundacion Exportar (Booth E-10232) Asia Media Company (Booth E-11105) China Council for the Promotion of Int’l Trade China Food and Packaging Machinery Association Confederation of Danish Industry (Booth E-10530) Danish Export Association INP –Brazilian Plastic Institute / Think Plastic Brazil (Booth N-5374)

Italian Trade Agency (Booth E-7820) Korea Packaging Machinery Association Senexpo International Fairs (Booth E-9613) Switzerland Global Enterprise (Booth E-7338, W-881) UCIMA–Italian Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association (Booth N-4518, E-7820) VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association (Booth E-8625)

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Networking opportunities abound Industry lounges on the show floor cater to attendees from the candy, beverage and snack markets.


he Candy Bar Lounge (Booth S-2583), The Beverage Cooler Lounge (Booth N-4575) and The Snack Break Lounge (Booth N-4565) return to PACK EXPO Interna-

tional 2018 and the co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO. Hosted by The National Confectioners Association and sponsored by Robert Bosch Confec-

Pharmaceutical Packaging Solutions NJM’s popular TROTTER 127 Labeler, equipped with the latest technology in user-friendly B&R Control interface, is cost effective integrating OEE for display on a larger base HMI 10” color touchscreen. This TROTTER 127 is able to handle a wide range of containers and label applications running at speeds up to 120 cpm. This machine is versatile and reliable in accuracy ideal for pharmaceutical, cosmetic and personal care applications.

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tionery Technology (Booth S-3514), The Candy Bar Lounge serves as a networking destination for confectionery industry experts and brand owners. The Beverage Cooler Lounge, hosted by The International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) and sponsored by Bevcorp (Booth S-3874), serves as a networking hub for beverage industry professionals and ISBT subject matter experts. PACK EXPO attendees also may stop by The Snack Break Lounge, hosted for the first time by SNAC International and co-sponsored by Dorner Mfg. (Booth N-4936), JLS Automation (Booth N-5342) and Soft Robotics (Booth E-7207). This networking lounge serves as the central meeting place and information center for snack industry professionals at the show. “One of the added benefits of attending the show is the opportunity to network and meet like-minded industry professionals,” explains Laura Thompson, senior director of expositions, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550), the organizer of the PACK EXPO family of trade shows. She continues, “Through these lounges, we are able to add value by connecting original equipment manufacturers and consumer packaged goods companies with those specifically in their markets. We look forward to maintaining our established alliances with these premier industry associations in order to continue bringing the industry together and ultimately effecting growth in the packaging sector as a whole.” For more information, visit, SD

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essica Wettstein, director of Product Planning at Videojet Technologies (Booth S-2541), discusses How to Get Big Productivity with a Small Budget (and the IoT) at 11 a.m. today (Tuesday, Oct. 16) on the Innovation Stage (Booth N-4585). Overcome challenges to gathering and sharing production data by leveraging existing equipment and IoT technologies. It’s possible to collect all the real-time data needed to foster continuous improvement and business growth without blowing financial or time budgets. For more information, visit SD


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Add value to your conveyor system Wednesday, Oct. 17

THE PARTICIPANTS Packaging students from across the country


Tour the PACK EXPO show floor, visit participating exhibitor booths, successfully complete challenges at each booth.


Learn about new technologies, interact with exhibitors and industry professionals and earn points for completing packaging-related challenges. Members of the winning team each receive $500, courtesy of our sponsor, Emerson. brought to you by

The best conveyor vendors share expertise both before and after the sale.


ost food manufacturers know that the cost of a conveyor system (or any new equipment) is more than the price tag: Considering total cost of ownership (TCO) is key. To figure out TCO, food companies big and small are increasingly turning to industry resources like tools, published by the OpX Leadership Network (Booth N-4550), a group convened by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550). TCO is not just capital; it’s installation, startup, spare parts, maintenance, power, etc. Of course, arriving at an accurate number can be difficult. However, one way to help calculate the cost is to look at the true value a conveyor . . . and its manufacturer provides.

THE RIGHT OEM Conveyors have become integral components in all phases of food manufacturing. And while some of the dominant global brands have been the earliest adopters to embrace the full potential of conveyors, more companies of all sizes are taking a closer look at how they too can better integrate conveyor systems and improve their food processing and packaging lines. Many conveyor manufacturers are happy to just sell you a piece of equipment and be done. “That’s not the type of company you want to do business with, because they’re not providing you with any practical long-term value,” says Mike Hosch, vice president–Industrial Products at Dorner Mfg. (Booth N-4936). Anyone can sell you a conveyor, but not everyone has the wherewithal to analyze your entire line and look for ways to improve efficiencies,” he explains. The original equipment manufacturer (OEM) you want on your side is one looking at the total line, that wants to know what’s occurring upstream and downstream of the conveyor to determine how its equipment can best complement the line. Often, this research leads to recommendations for changes that boost line efficiency. A competent OEM analyzes all aspects of your application, and asks the right questions upfront to ensure the equipment they are designing meets desired production rates and efficiencies. Cutting corners is not an option. Rather, manufacturers must diligently take the extra steps outlined in their work protocol . . . and it starts with application expertise.


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Conveyors are built to specifications to improve efficiency, output and sanitation requirements. There’s no reason to settle for shoe-horning a system into place, especially when it can be engineered to seamlessly integrate. But to do that requires an understanding of what the goals and expectations are for your conveyors—in other words, what do you need your conveyors to do? Knowing this upfront results in a conveyor system that’s designed to perform—and perform well. Whether you’re an OEM or integrator, a small family-owned food manufacturer or a multinational brand, everyone has the same concerns about a new conveyor system. A good place to start is by considering the answers to these questions: •• How do you see the conveyor system integrating with what you’re trying to build? •• Where is the conveyor system going to be located? •• What is the height, weight and shape of the product(s) being moved? •• What are the sanitary requirements for the conveyor system? •• How often does the conveyor system need to be washed/sanitized? •• What’s the targeted rate of production?

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Specifications for this conveyor include the ability to change the direction of product movement.

•• How much space is available for the conveyors? •• Is space likely to be tight, requiring conveyors to make sharp turns or go up inclines? •• Is the machine/production line manual or automated? •• Is the anticipated production flow linear or oval? •• Does the product need to be oriented while on the conveyor? Knowing this information upfront helps define the scope of the project, allows the OEM to gain a more complete picture of the application and streamlines the quotation process. Perhaps more valuable than the actual conveyors are an OEM’s food manufacturing knowledge and experience in designing a system that integrates with other components of the line. Have a collaborative discussion with the conveyor supplier to learn about the project and talk through issues that may cause roadblocks. “Of course, this collaboration won’t necessarily result in a custom solution, as custom often equates to more expensive,” says Hosch. He adds, “A supplier’s recommendation is typically based on using standard products as much as possible, while integrating custom designs when necessary to provide the reliability and flexibility that the job calls for. That’s why a one-size-fits-all conveyor isn’t always the best choice. The goal of a well-designed conveyor system is to fit your process, rather than the process fitting the conveyor.” Ongoing design review meetings ensure parameters and deadlines are being met. The bottom line is that communication with the conveyor OEM is a must.

In many cases, the conveyor system needs to be integrated with upstream or downstream components, and everything needs to be connected for seamless operation. Although one of the last functions of the installation process, line integration needs to be discussed early. Questions to ask include: •• Will the OEM integrate your filler with the rest of the line? •• Does the OEM have the knowledge to complete the integration? •• Will the OEM manage the integration even if upstream or downstream components are outside their scope of work? •• Does the OEM offer the proper controls for conveyor integration? “The critical aspect here,” says Hosch, “is ensuring the conveyor manufacturer has the manpower, competency and expertise to coordinate and manage the line integration. If the integration is not done correctly, everything on that line could be affected. Parameters within the conveyor system can change day to day, even hour by hour, and when that does, the line needs to be properly in sync for uninterrupted production.”

CONCLUSION Competition breeds options, which is why there is no shortage of conveyor vendors. But there are major differences between OEMs. “The key is to select a partner that adds value both before and after the sale is completed,” advises Hosch. He concludes, “The first step is to evaluate your application and determine the expectations for your conveyor system. Manufacturers are available to assist you . . . . The right conveyor system is out there, it’s just waiting to be designed.” For more information, visit SD No two food applications are the same. Conveyors are built to specifications to improve efficiency, output and sanitation requirements.

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PMMI earns award for EXPO PACK Guadalajara Next edition runs June 11-13, 2019, at Expo Guadalajara.


MMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550), is honored to receive the 2018 IAEE International Excellence Award for the success of EXPO PACK Guadalajara. The award was presented on May 17, 2018, by The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) at IMEX Frankfurt. The IAEE International Excellence Award recognizes an individual or organization that has made exceptional strides in creating, launching and managing an event in the exhibitions and events industry on an international scale. EXPO PACK Guadalajara, produced by PMMI, has matured from a regional show in western Mexico to a truly international event that welcomed nearly 16,000 attendees in 2017. EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2017 broke records for attendance, exhibitors and exhibit space in comparison to the 2015 edition. International attendees from Guatemala, Cuba, Costa Rica, Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras, Ecuador, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru vis-

Krista DeBrosse, international trade show coordinator at PMMI, accepted IAEE’s International Excellence Award from IAEE President and CEO David DuBois.


ited 757 booths spread across 140,000 net sq. ft. of exhibit space. International pavilions included Brazil, Canada, China, France, Italy, Spain and the U.S. “As a complement to EXPO PACK México, EXPO PACK Guadalajara has taken the mantle as the leading packaging and processing event in Latin America in the odd-numbered years,” says Jim Pittas, PMMI president and CEO. “The show exceeded our expectations in attendance, exhibitors and net square feet and this award is a testament to our continued efforts and support from our international partners, PMMI members and the industry.” “PMMI has been a notable contributor to the global exhibitions and events industry and this honor is very well-deserved,” said IAEE President and CEO David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA. The next EXPO PACK Guadalajara is scheduled to take place June 11–13, 2019, at Expo Guadalajara. For more information visit SD




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Innovation Stage presents free sessions Speakers focus on breakthrough technologies and techniques.


he heart of educational opportunities at PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO, the Innovation Stage, actually beats in four locations, three in the North Building (Booth N-4560, N-4570 and N-4585) and one in the West Building (Booth W-320). The multi-track schedule of free 30-minute sessions draws crowds to learn about the latest technologies and practices for meeting the demands of eCommerce, adopting smart machines and smart manufacturing and boosting overall equipment effectiveness. Other topics include advances in cobots and robots, Big Data, simulation and virtual reality, inspection, automation, laser coding, controls, flexible packaging, communication stan-

dards, adaptive machines, digitalization, sustainability, machine analytics and bottle form/fill/seal technology. Presenters rank as subject matter experts and represent a cross-section of exhibitors, including H.B. Fuller (Booth S-2372), Bimba Manufacturing (Booth S-2772), Siemens Industry (Booth N-5747), Deville Technologies (Booth E-8113), Metsa Board Americas (Booth N-4861), Bostik (Booth E-8959), B+R Industrial Automation (Booth N-5625), ProMach Performance Services (Booth S-3538), AptarGroup (Booth N-6261), Lapp USA (Booth N-5834), Lenze Americas (Booth N-5740), Presto Products (Booth S-2130), Amcor (Booth N-6161), Dow

Chemical (Booth S-Vista Ballroom) Rockwell Automation (Booth N-5701) and Septimatech Group (Booth N-5742). The show floor offers many other educational opportunities including the new Forum at PACK EXPO (Booth N-4580) (see program, p. 52) and presentations at the Snack Break Lounge (Booth N-4565) and the Beverage Cooler Lounge (Booth N-4575). Check out the Innovation Stage schedule on the following pages. Updates may be found on the show website or via the PACK EXPO International/Healthcare Packaging EXPO app. For more information, visit, SD


10:00–11:00 AM Innovation Stage | N-4560 This session describes recent cybersecurity attacks that have affected industries around the world and reviews the steps manufacturing organizations are taking to protect their businesses. Learn best practices and define actionable steps you can take with reference to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and ISA/IEC 62443. Anthony Baker Portfolio Mgr, Cybersecurity Rockwell Automation

INTELLIGENT PACKAGING SPECIFICATION DATA MANAGEMENT IS THE FUTURE 10:00–11:00 AM Innovation Stage | N-4570 Businesses like yours have so much powerful data on your packaging with minimal ability to drive insights and action. We will focus on how to enable your specification data to empower efficiencies across both your business and your partners. The future is SDM, IQ and community. Matthew Wright CEO & Founder Specright

SMART MANUFACTURING INNOVATION 10:00–11:00 AM Innovation Stage | N-4585 Attend this session to learn where best-inclass companies are investing to achieve gains relative to engineering efficiency and optimized production performance.

Sloan Zupan Sr Mgr, Corporate Marketing Mitsubishi Electric

IOT-ENABLED EQUIPMENT: STRATEGIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR OEMS AND THEIR CUSTOMERS 10:00–11:00 AM Healthcare Packaging EXPO | W-320 Learn how leading equipment manufacturers in a variety of industries are using new techniques to predict equipment issues, weeks or months in advance, to reduce field-service costs, and significantly reduce unplanned downtime. David Ovadia Dir, Product Marketing GE Digital

A TOOLBOX FOR THE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE OF PLASTICS PACKAGING 11:00–12:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4560 There’s no silver bullet for sustainable packaging, so Dow has helped create an entire box. Join Dow’s team to understand the trends and challenges in sustainable packaging today, with examples of new technology to meet industry needs. Sydney Hansen End Use Market Mgr DowDupont

SIMPLIFYING THE USE OF INKS AND COATINGS FOR SAFE PACKAGING APPLICATIONS 11:00–12:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4570 The entire concept of low migration and choosing the right ink and coating still can be a head-spin-

ning experience to many. What does it mean? Are we compliant? Is this safe? How can we make things simple so the process is easy? This presentation cuts through many complexities and provides an overview on how to streamline the process and improve your understanding with best practices. Jim Bishop Field Marketing Mgr Sun Chemical

HOW TO GET BIG PRODUCTIVITY WITH A SMALL BUDGET (AND THE IOT) 11:00–12:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4585 Production data is hard to get, difficult to share and lacks insight—all of which hinder business growth and the ability to continuously improve. Leveraging existing equipment and IoT technologies, learn how to get the real-time data you need without spending all of your budget or time doing it. Jessica Wettstein Dir of Product Planning Videojet Technologies

HOW VIRTUAL REALITY CAN MITIGATE THE RISK OF YOUR EQUIPMENT PROCUREMENT AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECT 11:00–12:00 AM Healthcare Packaging EXPO | W-320 In an era where traditional thinking is being challenged by innovation, organizations are opting for digital solutions and seeking to improve the experience of their clients by stepping outside the box in terms of technology. This has triggered cutting-edge companies such as, Baush + Stroebel, and SNC-Lavalin to implement virtual



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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2018 (CONTINUED) reality tools into their facility and equipment design. From a client perspective, providing a virtual overview of the layout reduces the potential risk, which can arise once the equipment and facility become operational. The virtual environment also optimizes the installation and startup process. Mikael Lecocq Subject Matter Expert Life Sciences SNC-Lavalin Andre Zdunczyk Sales Mgr Bausch + Stroebel


As innovations in machine interconnectivity and Big Data drive us closer to the promise offered by smart factories and the IIoT, the risk of being left behind is significant. What steps can you take today that will better position your manufacturing and packaging operations for tomorrow? OMAC

and the Industrial Internet Consortium representatives discuss the benefits of industry standards, such as PackML and OPC UA, which help provide interoperability, OEE calculations, key performance indicators and a competitive advantage. They will also provide insights from Industrial Internet testbeds and considerations as you look to chart the most effective path from today’s systems and manufacturing best practices to tomorrow’s. Listen to insights from end-user Corning, engineering and IT firm E-Technologies Group and the Industrial Internet Consortium. Art Smith Sr Automation Controls Eng Corning Chris Mills Speaker E-Technologies Group

CUP VS. POUCH: IS THERE A CLEAR WINNER? 12:00–1:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4570

Trends are telling you to move away from traditional cup packaging and to put your product into pouches. This presentation puts innovative

cup and pouch packaging up against one another to show that abandoning cup packaging altogether is potentially a big mistake. Bridget Burkhardt Product Portofolio Mgr Cup Filling Steve Butterfield Strategic Account Mgr R.A Jones


According to a recent study, consumer flexible packaging will continue to grow at an annual rate of 4.1% through the 2022. Consumer demand is setting the standard for product packaging trends, which is signaling CPG companies to incorporate benefits such as enhanced sustainability, functionality such as reclosability and eCommerce considerations. Product managers in markets historically using rigid containers can realize opportunities where flexible packaging, specifically bags and



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Sappi Packaging is raising the bar. We’re excited to announce our latest entrée into paperboard packaging, offering converters advantaged performance and service—all supported by state-of-the-art machinery. With innovation leading the way, our extensive global offering will take your business to the next level. Visit us at booth S-4233.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2018 (CONTINUED) pouches, can have an impact on packaging trends. The efficiencies and capabilities of pouch making for fill-and-seal production have overcome many initial capital reinvestment barriers, and can result in a faster response to market opportunities. In this digital age, consumer voices continue to grow louder and more powerful, further enabling them to set future standards and trends for CPG brands. Organizations that monitor, understand and satisfy consumer demands through product, equipment and technological advancements will stay ahead of the competition and ultimately succeed. Todd Meussling Sr Mgr, Market Development Thomas Morsheimer Mgr, Market Development Presto Products


Recent concerns over food safety recalls and the imminent enforcement of FSMA requirements on processing equipment are putting pressure on manufacturing plants to revisit equipment selections and operating procedures. Deville Technologies, a manufacturer and distributor of hygienic process line solutions, presents fundamental equipment design principles that address the current problems with equipment such as food-cutting machines and food-contact conveyors, and the evolutionary design solutions to help manufacturing plants comply with FSMA requirements more easily. Christopher Altmann Market Mgr - Dairy Deville Technologies


Whether it is changing customer preferences, external pressures and regulations or changes in technology, manufacturers need to be faster, more flexible and more efficient in bringing new products to market. But simply focusing on the automation of manufacturing processes isn’t enough anymore. A holistic approach, stretching over the complete product lifecycle and value-add chain, is the only way to ensure a longterm competitive position. During this session, we explore how to incorporate digitalization in product design, production and performance processes. We also focus on two examples:

•• Increasing efficiency with IIoT technologies for data collection that enable process optimization and predictive analysis; and •• Automating your engineering workflow and generation of PLC code with Digital Enterprise solutions that seamlessly link mechanical layout, automation design and process simulation. Davide Picciotto Digital Enterprise Thought Leader Siemens Industry


Machine learning, adaptive machinery, self-diagnostic capabilities and machine connectivity will drive the next generation of improvements in production efficiency and reduction of cost to manufacture. This session covers the revolutionary methods used to drive the efficiency improvements, as well as the realized savings in manpower and downtime. From intelligent edge control to machine connectivity, to augmented reality support, the focus is on how and why intelligent machines should drive the next phase of change. Brian Kyles Technical Dir Delta Systems & Automation


Educational presentation covers how-tos and best practices for real world IoT technology implementation in smart factory and Industrie 4.0 contexts. Daymon Thompson Automation Product Mgr - North America Beckhoff Automation


Understand how end-to-end traceability can help companies gain visibility along their supply chain, increase their performance and improve the safety of their products and, ultimately, of their customers. Louis Roy President Optel Group


Leasing can be an efficient way to implement AGV/AGC systems, providing operating ROI measured in months not years. Learn how to strengthen your ROI calculations and what moving from CapEx to OpEx really means. Brian Keiger Chief Sales Officer Intralogistics Grenzebach Group John Hayes VP of Sales & Marketing - Logistics Venca Robotics David Sanborne SVP Sales First Financial Corporate Services


Let’s investigate the factors that lead to sub-optimal asset utilization on a pharmaceutical packaging line. By reviewing the current steps being taken to manage complexity and improve operational excellence, we want to explore how digitalization and “Packaging 4.0” can enhance flexibility, raise yields and drive sales growth and profitability. James MacKenzie Sales Dir HAPA AG


Sustainability in packaging is a critical focus for brand owners, but did you know that the labels you choose can have a dramatic impact on the recyclability of your packaging materials? UPM Raflatac shows you how it is developing radical, innovative products that help brands implement a circular economy. Tyler Matusevich Sustainability Mgr, Americas UPM Raflatac


This technical presentation provides an educational look at the advances in distributed drive technology and efficiencies gained in the packaging industry from one-cable connections between motors, drives and power distribution boxes. Matt Prellwitz Drive Technology Application Specialist Beckhoff Automation

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What can reducing waste and scrappage do for your packaging operations? Drive profitability.

3:00–4:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4585

Today, you can roam everywhere with two or three cell networks, so why settle for one? And, why use one or two metal detector frequencies when up to five are available? New multiscan technology enables detection of foreign objects up to 50% smaller in volume and reduces probability of escapes to near zero. Bob Ries Lead Product Mgr, Metal Detection & X-ray Inspection Thermo Fisher Scientific

Reduce material usage. Foster sustainability.


This panel discussion describes the ways Wegmans Food Markets, American Packaging and Rochester Institute of Technology have formed a partnership to drive developments in sustainable packaging. Together these partners have formed the Center for Sustainable Packaging to address the challenge of exploiting emerging technologies to optimize supply chain performance by extending shelf life, reducing damage, improving food quality and reducing the impacts of packaging materials. Dan Johnson Chair of Packaging School Rochester Institute of Technology Seth Holman Dir of Technology American Packaging Heather Pawlowski VP of Indirect Procurement Wegmans


Learn how you can achieve digitally secured, real-time wireless communication across multiple pneumatic control valve manifolds. This session focuses on Ethernet/IP and Profinet wireless field bus IP67 pneumatic valve and I/O manifold technology. This session is applicable to processing, packaging and robotic end-of-arm tooling. Nathan Eisel Product Specialist SMC Corp. of America

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Learn the importance of data provided by sensors within your manufacturing process and how to apply that data to trending, predictive analysis and overall operational reporting. Ron Stuver Mgr, Customer Advocacy and Business Consulting SICK

Understand end-of-line packaging data with Fullvision Data-Analytics Consulting Service to improve quality, productivity and bottom line. Proprietary software analyzes data collected from Nordson® ProBlue Liberty ATS systems or ProBlue melters retrofitted with an ATS. From the analysis, H.B. Fuller experts create a report with key metrics. The complete FullVision Service includes unlimited consultations with analysts and engineers who work to find improvement opportunities based on your data and make recommendations on implementation. Erin L’Hotta Marketing Mgr, Packaging Div Aaron Plumley Continuous Improvement Engineer, Packaging Div H.B. Fuller

10:00–11:00 AM Innovation Stage | N-4585


The future of packaging looks completely different. It’s leaner. It’s more agile. It’s more cost-effective. It requires far less space. Amcor’s revolutionary service cuts the clutter out of package manufacturing. It’s now possible to go from preform to packed, nearly instantaneously—powered by LiquiForm. Ashish Saxena VP & GM, LiquiForm Group Amcor


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One foodborne illness can ruin your brand’s reputation and become a PR nightmare for your organization. This presentation reveals how equipment design trends and smart detection technology work together to mitigate product contamination. Ken Lento Gen Mgr - Unique Products FlexLink Systems


Prepared food containers achieve ultra clarity, microwaveability, freezability and sustainability. Zach Adams Millad Global Product Line Mgr Milliken

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Learn about a battery made of paper to power smart packaging. Also, anti-litter cement bags that can be tossed into mixing equipment. Plus, paper bottles for carbonated drinks. And extra-strong cartonboard that allows impressive lightweighting to improve sustainability scores. Inger Heinke Business Development Dir BillerudKorsnas Cartonboard


Without tape, wire or magnets for navigation, robotic lift trucks can adapt just as fast as your operation. See how this technology executes critical applications and improves overall efficiency. Jeff Huerta VP Sales America Balyo Lou Mitcheletto Mgr of Integrated Solutions Yale SD

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October 16, 2018

KOCH expands


OCH Pac-Systeme, parent company of KOCH Packaging Systems (Booth S-1769) broke ground this spring on a four-story, 700-sq. m (7,500-sq.-ft.) reception and administrative building at its headquarters in Pfalzgrafenweiler, Germany. The project is slated for completion by mid-2019 in time for the company’s 50th anniversary celebration. This is the third expansion of the facility since it was built in 2009.

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(l-r) Michael Rau, Fabienne Rau of Friedrich Rau, the construction company; the two MDs of KOCH Pac-Systeme, Harald Jung and Karl Kappler; Cornelia Rau of Friedrich Rau; Werner Schmidt, the architect; and Dieter Bischoff, mayor of Pfalzgrafenweiler; at the groundbreaking ceremony.

The construction was preceded by updating the parking area to include spaces designated for electric vehicles. As with the original facility, the heating for the new administrative building will be powered fully by the local bio energy, wood-fired heating plant. In addition to the physical expansions, staff has more than doubled in the past five years with a total of 400 employees expected by year’s end. The company designs and produces packaging lines for contact lenses, consumer goods, personal care, cosmetics and medical devices. For more information, visit SD

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Shrink label provides three-sided visibility With volume growing, the company needed automation that could balance speed with accurate, repeatable label placement.


or more than 20 years, Gorilla Glue has been selling an original glue product derived from a traditional Indonesian teak furniture adhesive. The Cincinnati, Ohio, company has since expanded its offerings to include Gorilla® Super Glue, construction adhesive and other premium tapes, sealants and adhesives. One of the more visible products on hardware and big box store shelves is Gorilla tape, recognizable by packaging that features a heavy-browed ape that meets the eyes of would-be do-it-yourselfer weekend warriors and contractors alike. The company uses a host of retail displays and pack formats, but the common denominator is the shrink sleeve. When Gorilla Glue added the tape line 14 years ago, Tripack (Booth N-5543), a nearby original equipment manufacturer, demonstrated just how premium a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) shrink sleeve could make its rolls of tape look. This three-dimensional label style would let the company take advantage of messaging and branding on each of the surfaces—curved or flat—no matter how the roll was oriented in a display, in a pack or on a shelf.

AUTOMATION The company considers shrink-sleeve labels to be the preferred method to market and package the tape. In fact, the shrink-sleeve label is now part of Gorilla tape’s brand identity. “Since the beginning, we’ve been on a very good growth rate at our company, and tape became one of the core growth items,” says Nik Kostopoulos, vice president, Engineering and Quality Assurance at Gorilla Glue. “We started off by buying one machine from Tripack at that time, and since then, have bought a second, a third, and a few months ago, a fourth, just to keep up with the demand. Each machine we’ve bought has represented an im-

A timing screw positions rolls of Gorilla Tape for placement into pucks.

provement in speed, capability and reliability. The appearance of the product kept improving over the years as well.” But each machine purchase didn’t come at the expense of a predecessor. The most recent Tripack addition joins the previous three machines—still going strong—to make up the company’s four shrink-sleeve packaging lines. Of course, the first machines were quite manual. Operators handplaced the rolls of tape into a puck and removed sleeved rolls from each puck by hand. The latest version is much more automatic. Rolls accumulate, then are conveyed, spaced and automatically installed into a puck system, and are doing so running at a clip of 80 rolls/min. “The evolution over time represents a joint effort between what we understand and know, and what Tripack understands and knows,” Kostopoulos says. “We’ve worked closely together to keep making things quicker, better and easier for us to assemble. We’ve continued to make the older machines more repeatable, and Tripack has been there to help us.

Tripack developed slides on the back of the conveyor system that allow each tape roll to come off the puck naturally (inset) and to be presented flat onto conveyors where it is transported to cells where operators hand-pack it into displays.

Pucks are automatically loaded with rolls of tape. The pucks are necessary for the underwrap portion of the sleeve label, as the rolls couldn’t accommodate it when lying flat.

They’ve been involved with machine integration, they’ve supported startups and new formats and they’ve helped us keep the machines running, even the older ones with tons of cycles on them.”

ALL NEW LINE AUTOMATES PUCKS To meet messaging demands and avoid sticky exposed tape adhesive, all Gorilla tape shrink-sleeve label applications require an underwrap. That means the sleever can’t accept flat tapes on a conveyor—each roll needs to be elevated. This necessitated a puck system. But on the new, twice-as-fast sleever, an all-new material-handling system was needed. A key requirement was the ability to run multiple sizes of tape rolls on the same machine. The new shrink sleever they designed—not completely built to order, but close to it—was able to achieve this by ensuring the puck conveyor system could accept and fit multiple tape sizes without any changeover. “There’s a sizable number of individual pucks on that conveyor system, and each one would have to be changed out if different tape sizes required different pucks,” Kostopoulos says. “Even a quick changeover would still take quite a bit of time, but not having to change that at all was just a huge benefit for us for flexibility of manufacturing.” Feeding the puck-studded conveyor is an accumulation table, usually kept back-fed to at least 6 ft. of depth measured in horizontal tape rolls. It collects and feeds each roll into a timing screw, and servos assist in dropping and loading each roll into a receptive puck on the conveyor. Once loaded with rolls of tape, the pucks travel underneath the continuous-motion sleever. Label sleeves are formed into sleeve cylinders, open on the top and bottom, on a mandrel from a single roll of converted 4- to 4.5-micron PET film. The continuous sleeve is metered, then cut to length on-the-fly. Pucks carrying sleeved rolls of tape

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How can you gain the flexibility needed to meet market demands? Fill more variety with accuracy. Control and inspect at every step. Remove limitations from machine and product design.

The continuous sleeve is metered, then cut to length on-the-fly, at a standard running rate of 80/min.

travel through two shrink tunnels to achieve the proper shrink rate and time.

MACHINE FLEXIBILITY Most of the tapes that run on the new line are 1.88 in. wide, or 1.88 in. in height when lying flat on conveyors or pucks. But the machine can run six sizes, in terms of the amount of tape on the roll, which then determines the width of the roll when lying down. “We can do so without changeover to the puck system,” Kostopoulos says. “We do have to change over drive screws and mandrels, and we make rail adjustments, but we can do those without tools.” Tripack developed slides on the back of the conveyor system that allow tape to come off the pucks naturally, and to be presented in a flat state onto conveyors where it is transported to pack cells where operators hand-pack it into displays. “We pack out into any number of displays for different customers, and it’s all on-the-fly. Sometimes we pack it out in multiple versions and multiple displays at one time,” Kostopoulos says. “These are mostly corrugated displays, little six-packs, 12-packs, 16-packs in displays. Sometimes they’re stacked up like pancakes. Sometimes they’re turned on their sides so they roll down a display as consumers remove them.” With the most recent capital expenditure of the new shrink sleever in the rearview mirror, Gorilla Glue is in a bit of a holding pattern for new equipment, just watching and waiting. We’re just monitoring our sales, and we’re trying to stay ahead by about a year before having to make any new equipment decisions,” he says. “We planned to be able to grow into this machine a bit, but sales do continue to grow, so we have to be ready to grow with them.” For more information, visit, SD Editor’s Note: Reprinted from Packaging World® May 2018

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October 16, 2018

Phoenix Formulations puts quality in the bag (and bottle)

in Show

X-ray inspection, metal detection and checkweighing protect nutraceutical quality. The NEW Technology Excellence Awards recognize superior innovation among PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO exhibitors. Finalists have been selected by a panel of industry professionals in the following categories: Baking & Snack

Personal Care/Cosmetics

Beverage & Dairy

Pharma/Medical Devices

General Packaging

Prepared Foods

Meat/Poultry/ Seafood

Drive Innovation for the Future and Vote! Polls are open until Tuesday at noon—you have three ways to vote: 1. Onsite at the My Show Planner kiosks


hoenix Formulations’ manufacturing facility is state-of-the-art from top to bottom. By applying innovative techniques and the latest technologies, including high-end equipment from the Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection Group (Booth S-1735), Phoenix delivers premium, custom-formula nutraceuticals. The company relies on four Safeline metal detectors, three Safeline x-ray systems and five Hi-Speed checkweighers to help ensure final product quality and safety. “I’ve been doing this for 20 years—Mettler-Toledo is truly the gold standard,” says Kirk Neal, president of Phoenix. “That said, we did our due diligence when designing our new facility. We looked at multiple suppliers for inspection equipment and considered detection sensitivity, as well as price and service. Mettler-Toledo gave us all that and more. Their systems are consistent and reliable. “Our customers also recognize the Mettler-Toledo name and associate it with superior technology. As a manufacturer of private-label nutraceuticals, that connection is very valuable,” notes Neal. “Since many brand owners use several contract manufacturers, it’s crucial that we have an exceptional track record. Our world-class equipment helps establish and maintain our status as a trusted supplier.” Phoenix launched in 2015, bringing together an accomplished team with close to 200 years of combined manufacturing experience in the nutraceutical industry. With a wide variety of products that includes energy drink mixes and meal replacements, Phoenix fills powders, capsules and tablets into jars, gusseted bags, composite cans, single-serve pouches, stick packs and bulk containers on eight packaging lines.

2. On the mobile app 3. Online at

Winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 16!

An XE3 checkweighter (left) works in conjunction with the X33 x-ray system. The 20-watt x-ray generator versus the 100-watt generator used on earlier systems means power consumption drops by a factor of five and operating costs decline.

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On the lines running packages containing foil, where a metal detector would be ineffective, Phoenix relies on X33 x-ray inspection systems to detect dense foreign material including all types of metal. The X33 system is Mettler-Toledo’s next generation x-ray system, featuring the same outstanding detection sensitivity as its SmartCheck and AdvanCheck models but with reduced power consumption. “The main purpose of our x-ray systems is to eliminate potential metal contamination from reaching consumers,” says Chad Hill, maintenance director at Phoenix. He continues, “The equipment reliably identifies the small

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We may very well be ...

OEE driven designs for increased throughput.

pieces of metal that we’re looking for. We confirm consistent sensitivity by running test strips through several times a day. Overall, these are great looking machines that make a strong impression when customers walk through our plant. The reduced energy use is a nice bonus.”

CONVEYOR SOLUTIONS: • CIP - Clean in place • Modular • Toolless • Faster changeovers • Product flexibility • HMI & PLC programming • Ease of Operation • Safety Put our team to work for you.

In-house Engineering and Electrical.

... a CPG company’s best kept secret. (l-r) Jeff Neal, COO, and Chad Hill, maintenance director, Phoenix Formulations.

On lines that fill foil-free packages, Phoenix installed PowerPhasePRO metal detectors. Featuring high-performance, triple-frequency operation and an advanced “product clustering” capability, PowerPhasePRO metal detectors maintain the highest sensitivity while accommodating a variety of products with no operator intervention during changeovers. “Our Safeline metal detectors protect our product quality while easing use and giving us the production flexibility that we need,” explains Hill. “These systems help maintain our high productivity and performance standards.” XE3 checkweighers automatically detect and reject under- and overweight packages, monitor fill levels on its gusseted bag line and verify the correct count of multipacks on four other lines. With electromagnetic force restoration (EMFR) weigh cells instead of the more common strain gauge load cells, the checkweighers achieve an accuracy of +/- 200mg. EMFR technology ensures consistently precise performance and minimizes weighing errors caused by changes in temperature and humidity. “Our checkweighers are really accurate and simple to operate,” says Hill. He adds, “The user interface on the XE3 [unit] has a large color touchscreen and a dashboard layout that reduces training requirements and helps improve line performance. We started with one and were so happy with it that we bought four more.

A “Faraday Screen,” located between the coil system of the PowerPhasePRO metal detector and the product being inspected, filters out interfering signals to reduce false rejects.

“Overall, we’ve had a great experience with Mettler-Toledo. Their technicians are helpful and customer service has been very attentive. Our sales rep, Michael Vaughn at Southwest Equipment Group, has been here for us at every step.” Neal concludes, “We measure the success of our inspection equipment based on consistent detection sensitivity, uptime and ease of use. The most important thing is the response we get from customers about our products. These systems support our commitment to producing the highest quality nutraceuticals.” For more information, visit SD


Booth S-3308


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Your best...conveyed better.

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Conveyor solution cuts costs Decentralized system maximizes functionality.


solution for horizontal conveyor builders reduces the time and effort required for dimensioning, design layout and installation. The system consists of a Smart Motor with g350 gearbox, a Smart Motor with a g500 gearbox, in-cabinet c300 controller, I/O 1000 modules, remote fieldbus I/O and IR sensors from Lenze Americas (Booth N-5740). Lenze’s electronically controlled Smart Motor with g500 gearbox or g350 gearbox offers the simplicity of a motor direct online. The motors work without a contactor or starter and can be operated via a Smartphone. Fixed speeds can be set at will, and the highest energy efficiency requirements are met. The solution addresses challenges related to drive technology for horizontal conveying. “There is a current trend in the market toward defined start and stop ramps in order to improve the performance of conveying applications,” reports Chris Moskaites, electromechanical product manager at Lenze Americas. He adds, “There’s also a need to develop energy-efficient solutions that fulfill upcoming energy regulations from a technical perspective.” In addition, companies are challenged to reduce the time and effort required for dimensioning, design layout and installation to meet shorter project timelines. Finally, there is a demand for standardization and reduction of complexity, so large numbers of drives can be handled with little effort. “Our specialized mechatronic solution for horizontal conveying—the Lenze Smart Motor—tackles all these current challenges,” states Moskaites. The Lenze Smart Motor offers a 4X starting torque, which allows optimal dimensioning of the motor to be achieved according to the torque requirement of the application. The attached electronic allows the configuration of five fixed speeds, making it possible to have one motor gearbox combination with different shaft speeds. Combined with the 4X starting torque this results in standardization and reduces the numbers of drive versions by up to 80%. The fixed speed of the Lenze Smart Motor can be selected through digital I/Os; and the only connection needed is to the already-installed decentralized signal collectors for the photo sensors, making the system basically fieldbus independent. This is a large competitive benefit for the machine builder. Cabinets can be standardized because the components inside remain the same, no matter how many conveyors If speed of the Smart Motor needs to be are connected. Adding a conchanged, it can be done onsite via an veyor segment is done via the NFC-enabled Smartphone. distributed power bus concept. All the machine builder needs to do is tell the programmable logic controller that an additional segment is present. With electronics integrated with the motor, the size of the cabinet can be drastically reduced as thermal protection and drive control are already included. And last but not least—if the end user needs to change the speed of the Smart Motor onsite, it can be done by Smartphone via near-field communication. Savings accrue from the smaller cabinet, less cable, less engineering time, less manufacturing time, fewer part numbers and more economical operation. “We are delighted to provide OEMs with a new way for their machines to do more—with lower cost and in less time,” says Moskaites. “The decentralized conveyor solution fulfills many of the current challenges related to drive technology for horizontal conveying.” For more information, visit SD

High-speed diverters

Track design flexibility

Purely magnetic holding

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ProMach unifies labeling operations Bringing labeler lines together expands opportunities for single sourcing.


he new P.E. North America (Booth S-3620, S-3622) unifies the P.E. Labellers and Axon brands in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. By bringing these two world-class labeler lines into one group, ProMach (Booth S-3538) offers the largest selection of labelers from a single supplier and expands customer support. “With P.E and Axon working together, customers can turn to one organization for virtually all their labeling needs,” says Bob Williams, vice president and GM of P.E. North America. He continues, “Our strategy is to blend these complementary product lines and build on their strengths . . . . ProMach is committed to providing best-in-class technologies and industry-leading customer support. Their investment in P.E. North America is an example of this commitment. With a variety of new resources and capabilities, we’re continuously improving our responsiveness and enhancing our customers’ experiences.” P.E. North America offers P.E Labellers’ rotary and inline pressure-sensitive labelers, rotary cutand-stack cold-glue labelers, rotary cut-and-stack Feeders_Ad_PMMI.qxp_Layout 8/24/18 2:10 PM Page 1labelhot-melt labelers, rotary1 and linear roll-fed

ers, modular labelers, pre-applied adhesive rollfed labelers and Axon’s shrink-sleeve labelers and stretch-sleeve labelers. These systems are ideal for manufacturers and contract packers of foods, beverages, household chemicals and other products. Recent investments by ProMach include new assembly and testing capabilities for the P.E. brand of Modular Plus 540 and 770 pressure-sensitive labelers and increased inventory of stock labelers for faster turnaround. An operations manager has joined P.E. North America from P.E. Labellers in Italy to improve collaboration and customer support. The P.E. and Axon field service teams are being trained to expand the availability of skilled technicians throughout North America. The addition of new product managers increases market focus and provides applications support to help customers select the optimum system. From facilities in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Cincinnati, Ohio, P.E. North America manufactures, assembles and tests Axon branded labelers and select P.E. branded labelers. Backed by a hotline that’s open 24/7/365, both locations as well as a facility in Corona, California, provide aftermarket

support, including spare parts and technical field service for both brands. For more information, visit,, SD P.E. North America’s portfolio of labeling equipment includes machines from P.E. Labellers and Axon, including this Axon brand SLX shrink-sleeve labeler.

Booth N-5530

Feeders & Drives for EVERY Challenge! High Deflection for Powders

Heavy-Duty Electromagnetic & Mechanicals

High Speed for Packaging

New Vibratory Selection Guide

New Long Overhang Models

Electromagnetic Drive Units

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Vertical Feeding System Feeding difficult pouches and bags has never been easier

Designed to Feed -Zippered Pouches -Zippered Bags -Standup Pouches -Autobottom cartons -Coffee Bags -Foil Pouches -Gusseted Bags -Mylar Bags -Paper Bags





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Vertical Pick and Place -Up to 60/min -3 feet for product loading -Bag alignment system -Bags stand on edge -Reloading while running -Downstream Process: -Labeling -Ink Jet -Thermal Transfer Overprinter -Inspection Systems -Reject System -Enclosed and Open Design -Ho -Horizontal System Available Visit us at Booth S-2467

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Digital Twin unites CAD and controls Virtually experiencing the combined operation allows conflicts to be resolved before changes become costly.


very automation system comprises two descriptions of truth, a physical and a logical. The two rarely align because each is developed separately by different people. The physical truth is the CAD model of the system or machine, and the logical truth is the control system. This misalignment comes to a head at commissioning, when hardware and logic are brought together. The two truths don’t need to be misaligned much for the system to under-perform, and the costs associated with changes and delays at the commissioning stage can have a catastrophic effect on the profitability of the system and put into question further automation decisions. Fortunately, there’s a way to bring the two truths together early in the design process, before metal is cut and concrete poured, where the combined operation of the mechanical and the logical systems can be observed, tested, debugged and verified safely and accurately. As a bonus, there’s less conflict between the teams responsible for each truth because changes at this early stage are easier to implement.


FIRSTTIMERS’ LOUNGE Dynamic Digital Twins help ensure on-time automation project delivery, safely and within budget.

Located in the South Building, Level 1, Room S-104A Near the shuttle bus drop-off Allow us to welcome you to PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO! If your badge says, “FirstTime Attendee,” please stop by the exclusive First-Timers’ Lounge and enjoy free refreshments, comfortable seating and complimentary Wi-Fi—in a space created just for you.

LOUNGE HOURS: Sunday - Tuesday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Wednesday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Creating a Dynamic Digital Twin using the CAD of the system and its actual operational logic, delivers a powerful means of putting the system through its paces in a virtual environment, where the cost of changes is minimal. Emulate3D software from Emulate3D (Booth E-8902) is the ideal platform for the creation of Dynamic Digital Twins—import CAD, create kinematic behaviors to reflect movements of the actual system, then connect the model control items to the actual control system via the Tag Browser. Create loads to drive the system, and the Dynamic Digital Twin is live and ready to be operated via the human/machine interfaces for the actual system. With the two potentially conflicting truths accurately represented in a virtual environment, their full operation can be verified and demonstrated exhaustively and repeatably, before any resources are committed to their manufacture. When the real system is assembled onsite and connected to the control system, you can be confident logical operation or sequencing issues have been identified and resolved. End users benefit from a more thoroughly tested system; system integrators can predict commissioning times more accurately; and everyone wins when projects come in on time and on budget. For more information, visit SD

Product Purity Intelligent Foreign Body Detection

RAYCON EX1 Affordable X-ray Inspection System for packaged products  Hygienic Design  Easy to Operate  Intuitive User Interface  Full Access for easy cleaning and maintenance


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 X-Ray Inspection  Metal Detection  Magnetic Separation  Checkweighing

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Developing a Workforce Ready to Advance Your Business



October 16, 2018

Experience VR at Clemson exhibit


Bridging the Skills Gap • PMMI U Connection brings industry employers together with students and veterans looking for careers in packaging and processing. • PMMI U Core Skills ensures workers have the technical skills needed within the packaging and processing industry. • PMMI U Industry Training brings unique, high-quality training to PMMI members and their customers.

For details visit the PMMI Booth N-4550, North Hall or

ttendees experience virtual reality and eye-tracking demonstrations at Clemson University - Data-Driven Packaging Design (Booth N-4543). Sponsored by Festo (Booth N-5147) and staffed by students and faculty from the Packaging Science program at Clemson University (Booth E-6644), the interactive exhibit explores emotional analytics studies and provides tips for leveraging data to develop award-winning packaging. This year’s edition builds on several years of Clemson research on packaging and its effects on people. “Festo is proud to sponsor this exciting exhibit,” says Richard J. Huss, president, Festo US. He adds, “The virtual reality and eye-tracking demonstrations offer an immersive look at how packaging allows consumers to interact with brands using cutting-edge technology. We’re glad to be involved in connecting show attendees to the latest technological innovations and give Clemson students a platform like PACK EXPO International.” The exhibit is a popular destination for show-goers. “Every year this exhibit really shows the talent and promise of the next-generation workforce. . . . we’re looking forward to what’s in store at their exhibit this year,” says Jim Pittas, president and CEO of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550), the organizer of the PACK EXPO family of shows. For more information, visit, industry_services/eyetracking-lab/, SD

The sweet connection


German producer of many chocolate-based sweets we have learned to love during the past 100 years needed to transport finished cartons down a level with a minimum number of transfers. When reconfiguring lines, one of the main challenges is figuring out how to connect existing equipment to new machines. In this case, the existing conveyor that would feed the elevator was too short to connect directly. Two curved conveyors and two straight parts were needed to bridge the gap. Not only did that add four unwanted transfers, but it also involved extra controls, significantly increasing maintenance and costs. AmbaFlex (Booth N-6234) addresses this issue by using its SpiralConnect track extension between its SpiralVeyor spiral and the next machine. The extension allows infeed and outfeed tracks to be lengthened without adding transfers. This is accomplished by seamlessly incorporating AmbaVeyor technology into the existing spiral belt. Due to the flexible nature of the slat technology, the added belt length can be stretched for many meters in any 3D direction. SpiralConnect track The candy maker now has a reliable vertical extension lengthens infeed and outfeed elevator that safely moves product to the next tracks without adding transfers. machine. For more information, SD

FOOD AND BEVERAGE PACKAGING SOLUTIONS Safeguard Inspections, Improve Quality, and Protect Your Brand with Machine Vision and Industrial Barcode Reading

Visit us at BOOTH S-3914

Food & Consumer Products Food safety, quality and visual appeal are the top consumer purchase motivators. kp Food & Consumer Products creates winning products for brand owners, processors and retailers by combining these with end-to-end value chain optimization and improved sustainability. Rediscover us in booth N-5225

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Labels & Specialties Pentalabel® shrink sleeve label films give brands an edge with design freedom, a 360° billboard, outstanding print quality, and innovation that supports sustainability. Rediscover us in booth N-5225

Pharma & Medical Devices Because safety needs to be packed properly, choose from our broad PentapharmÂŽ and PentamedÂŽ film portfolio for innovative, functional and safe products. Rediscover us at Healthcare Packaging Expo in booth W-864

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The best suppliers meet four criteria

BOOTH E-7341

40 Years of Innovation. Winco. Hygienic Design


Successful coding, marking and labeling requires support of strategic OEM partners.


eyond providing quality printers, today’s best suppliers of product identification equipment function as true strategic partners, proactively working with end users to streamline coding and labeling operations and enhance operational efficiencies. Todd Cork, North American sales manager, Diagraph Marking & Coding, a Division of Illinois Tool Works (Booth N-5721), recommends identifying an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) that can combine quality technology with expert operational support to minimize the time and resources spent supporting coding and labeling equipment. How do you determine if the supplier is just talk or actually can deliver? He advises, “Look for a supplier with dedicated programs to ensure you chose the best technology for your application, that the selected technology is truly easy to operate, [and] that effortless optimization of packaging lines is a key program component complemented by a flexible and robust service program. These four elements allow manufacturers to . . . keep their time and resources focused on their products.”

THE BEST STRATEGIC PARTNERS: 1 Identify the best technology for the job

Suitable for use in hygienically sensitive areas Quick and easy cleaning No dead space due to functional seals Certified according to 3-A SSI and EHEDG

Explore our full product line online or contact us with your application requirements.

To ensure you identify the best product identification option(s) for your requirements, top suppliers should provide expert consultants who are able to compare all relevant technology types. Be sure any supplier you are considering conducts a complete site (or sites) audit to pinpoint areas where slight changes in coding operations can provide valuable benefits, including: —Identify and eliminate bottlenecks and workarounds Increasing production throughput or simplifying product changeovers often comes down to identifying and eliminating bottlenecks and workarounds that, in most cases, are so engrained in day-to-day operations that workers don’t even know they are doing tasks the hard way. —Minimize the need for equipment interventions Equipment interventions take production workers attention away from the product being produced. This is often caused by mistakes made due to inadequate training or by aging technology that is declining in performance. —Reduce marking mistakes Mismarked and mislabeled products create big hits to the bottom line. Through a top-to-bottom review, a quality supplier can help assess the true cost of scrapping materials or going back and reworking products as well as develop a plan of action to virtually eliminate these all-too-common mistakes. —Ensure proper code adhesion You can produce the cleanest, boldest marks, but if the print doesn’t hold up, you can jeopardize not only your own safety and quality processes but also your relationship with retail partners and consumers. Look for a supplier with a wide range of technologies, inks and ribbons capable of helping you tackle the toughest of adhesion challenges.

2 Maximize ease-of-use J.W. Winco, Inc. Phone 800-877-8351 Fax 800-472-0670 Email

A supplier who can provide top-quality inkjet, labeling, thermal-transfer and laser coding systems can simplify your end-of-line operations. Be sure to go a step further though and ask your potential supplier to highlight how their systems are truly easy to use. Key areas to consider are: —Uptime —Operation lifespan —One-touch technology for common tasks like consumable replacement — Printing options designed to maximize print area for easy adaptation to changing needs and increasingly complex print message requirements —Superiority in print durability and consistency

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3 Offer optimized operational support To ensure manufacturers can remain focused on their core business, quality product identification suppliers proactively conduct regular strategic reviews of your printing operations and provide expert insights designed to save time and money while optimizing print quality. This type of total account management predicts consumable usage and machine wear and tear, making it possible to anticipate needs and ensure on-time delivery. Be sure your supplier provides an annual (if not quarterly) review targeting the following areas: —Production run rates A quality supplier analyzes production capacity, number of prints/bottle or prints/ribbon roll trends and factors in shelf life to recommend a consumable supply plan that is ideal for your facility. —Equipment service schedules A strategic review of your service needs should consider manufacturing environment, equipment usage and service intervals and recommend a preventive maintenance and wear part supply plan that suits the age of your equipment so you have what you need, when you are likely to need it. —Account trends A quality supplier should take the time to understand the cycles of your business and sync your personalized The right OEM can make the difference between a plan. This helps prevent expired fluproduct identification system that consumes too ids and allows for the proactive planmany resources and causes too much downtime and waste with one that operates efficiently day-in/day- ning of preventive maintenance for slower periods. out with minimal attention.

4 Right-size service programs There is considerable variation in the quality of service support. Make sure your potential supplier delivers beyond offering “a nationwide network of factory-trained field service engineers.” To ensure costly downtime is minimized, quality suppliers should offer proactive service support programs, ensuring that service interventions are planned, never a surprise. Furthermore this should be done in a flexible way with service programs that match the skill level and needs of your production and maintenance teams. Look for a supplier that puts manufacturers in the driver’s seat of deciding when service will be done with key elements such as: —Training programs —Preventive maintenance agreements Customers with well-staffed maintenance departments often opt for a preventive maintenance plan that covers labor and includes travel for routine service visits and discounts labor, parts and consumables. —Premium service agreements This comprehensive maintenance and repair coverage typically includes labor, parts and repairs throughout the life of the agreement with the added benefit of priority scheduling. For more information, visit SD

Spiral conveying. Straight up! As the market leader in spiral conveyors in the bottling and canning industry we think of solutions for elevating and accumulating cans and bottles. It’s what we do. At AmbaFlex it’s not just about building the right equipment, it’s about developing a special solution for you. Here’s to spiral conveying. Spiral Elevators & Accumulators for pack, single file and mass flow handling.

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Taking a healthy bite into automation YouBar delivers customized protein bars with an automated feeding and packaging line from Bosch.


ith the growing consumption of healthy snacks in the U.S., many bar manufacturers offer tasty protein bars to satisfy consumers’ appetites. One specialized company, YouBar, works directly with brands to

create ready-for-market formulas, which meet individualized recipe requirements for a range of dietary and nutritional needs. YouBar allows brands to create their own cutting-edge protein bars with pure, natural ingredients.

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Within the past few years, the family-run business has transformed from a startup to a mid-size co-packer focused on providing brands with creative recipes and the packaging service and equipment needed to be successful. Bosch Packaging Technology (Booth S-3514, W-603) has been supporting YouBar in terms of packaging since its early days and helped the company compete with the bigger players in the healthy snack market.

A HEALTHY START The story of YouBar starts around 2006 when Founder and Owner Anthony Flynn and his mother Ava Bise set out to make their own protein bars at home due to a lack of impressive alternatives on supermarket shelves. As both Anthony and Ava share a passion for healthy food and athletics, they realized that the market needed a “healthier” option. Their idea of customizing recipes to fit individual preferences appealed to many customers, including fitness club owners, personal coaches and celebrities. In 2007 the duo commenced production in their own kitchen. Starting out, YouBar hired eight employees who handcrafted the bars and wrapped them in wax paper. Later they packaged the bars in pre-made pouches, closed the open side of the premade pouch using a foot paddle sealer and shipped up to 100 hand-packed boxes of nutritious bars/ day. Their customer’s appetite, however, was constantly growing, and soon they started looking for a packaging machine supplier that could support the special needs of their unique product. “When we were looking for a packaging supplier the name that kept coming up was Bosch. We then got introduced to Jim Neville from Nevco, who, along with the rest of the Bosch team, really took us under their wing and made us feel that we were an account that mattered, regardless of how small our company was at first,” recalls Flynn. As a result, one of the first entry-level Pack 101 flow-wrappers installed in the U.S. appeared in 2014 in YouBar’s kitchen in Los Angeles, California. Although the machine offered a speed of up to 150 bars/min., it soon became the bottleneck.

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The success of the YouBar concept kept pushing production to its limits, and by 2016 it was clear the company needed a fully automated line to grow the business. The reliable performance of the Pack 101 flow-wrapper, which is still in operation, and continued good relationship, convinced the company to reach out again to Bosch. Keeping in mind the challenges that YouBar faces as a co-packer—including constantly changing

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Flynn concludes, “Although the machines are the key to our success, the close relationship that we built over the years is the key reason why we are loyal to Bosch. They helped us take the first step into automation and stood close to us throughout the process. It’s clear to me now that without Bosch we wouldn’t be where we are today.” For more information, visit SD

Less means more

Rising demand for nutritious protein bars necessitates installation of an automated line: extruder, feeder, horizontal flow-wrapper, robotic cartoner, carton erecter and carton closer.

volume and the need to reduce changeover times to a minimum—Bosch delivered a line that ticks all the boxes. The line starts with an extruder for producing the bars. The formed bars automatically move via a six-belt feeder to the Pack 201 horizontal flow-wrapper for primary packaging. Exiting bars feed into a Presto top-load robot, which collates and picks select quantities of wrapped products and loads them into cartons formed on the Cobra carton erector. Finally, cartons are sealed and closed on the Doboy TSC-030 carton closer. The key benefits of the automated system include extended capacity with an output of up to 300 products/min., enhanced flexibility to handle a wide selection of film and proven reliability for consistent results whether the order is for 5,000 or 1 million pieces. Protein bars can be a tricky product to package, but the system allows uninterrupted changeovers from one recipe to another, increasing the ease of overall operation and keeping planned production downtimes to a minimum. Additionally it also ensures easy cleaning and reduces the risk of contamination of the cutting-edge recipes. On top of that, Bosch offered extended training for the YouBar staff, which helped them understand how to best operate and maintain the equipment and optimize production. As a result, output doubled to 300 bars/min., and the line still offers potential as it is not yet running at capacity (425 bars/min.). Flynn reports, “With the new automated system, once we place the bar dough on the line, we are not touching the product anymore until it is boxed. It allows my staff to focus more on higher level tasks, like monitoring the equipment, rather than hand-loading boxes.”


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Focused on the essentials: the new i500 Slim design, scalable functionality, and extremely user-friendly. The groundbreaking i500 is size-optimized and allows for zeroclearance mounting, saving valuable cabinet space. And thanks to the innovative interface options, it’s easy to commission in minimal time. The best thing of all is that the modular structure adapts to different production configurations in no time at all. Less does mean more! To learn more, visit or come see us at: PACK EXPO International 2018 • Booth #N5740 • October 14-17

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Focused on the essentials: the new i500

The story is not over yet—the YouBar brand is Slim design, scalable functionality, and extremely user-friendly. only starting its journey and continuously expandThe groundbreaking i500 is size-optimized and allows for zeroclearance mounting, saving valuable cabinet space. And thanks ing capacity. Today it averages 100,000 bars/8-hr. to the innovative interface options, it’s easy to commission in shift. With the automated system from Bosch, the minimal best thing of all is that the modular structure Focused on the essentials: thetime. newThei500 adapts to different production configurations in no time at all. company can reduce time and labor significantly, Less does mean more! while increasing production reliability, flexibility Slim design, scalable functionality, and extremely user-friendly. To learn more, visit or come see us at: and efficiency. The groundbreaking i500 is size-optimized and allows for zeroPACK EXPO International 2018

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clearance mounting, saving valuable cabinet space. And thanks to the innovative interface options, it’s easy to commission in minimal time. The best thing of all is that the modular structure adapts to different production configurations in no time at all.

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The Forum at PACK EXPO makes Chicago debut


The PMMI Business Intelligence library offers complimentary access to Executive Summaries of PMMI’s latest economic, benchmarking and industry reports that can transform your business. Download studies, reports and white papers such as: • State of the Industry U.S. Packaging Machinery Report • Beverage Trends in Packaging and Processing Operations • Evolution of Automation and more

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2018 Innovation into the Classroom 10:30–11:15 AM Session highlights student projects performed in relation to packaging during the past few years. Karen Proctor Professor in the Packaging Science Dept Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Using Packaging Design to Enhance the Consumer Experience 11:30–12:15 PM The packaging world has changed. Today communication networks are practically endless, the packaging is not just a beautiful and attractive container. Consumers need packaging that connects them with the brand through experiences. The synergy between design methodologies and use of disruptive technologies can increase the user-product emotional connection. Franco Mercado Design Dir TECKDES ▼

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new daily educational offering, The Forum at PACK EXPO (Booth N-4580), combines presentations about the latest industry trends with small group discussions and question-and-answer time. The free, 45-minute sessions permit attendees to benefit from presentations by experts on overall equipment effectiveness, standardization of factory acceptance tests, request for proposal template, cobots, active packaging, food waste, food safety, contract packaging trends and workforce and career development. Speakers represent the OpX Leadership Network (Booth N-4550), Institute of Packaging Professionals (Booth N-4523, N-5760), Contract Packagers Association (Booth N-5801), PMMI Business Intelligence (Booth N-4550), PMMI U (Booth N-4550), Robotic Industries Association and World Packaging Organisation (Booth N-4527, N-5760). The Chicago edition of The Forum at PACK EXPO builds on the success of the inaugural Forum, which took place at PACK EXPO East (April 16-18, 2018, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia). For more information, visit SD

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TUESDAY (CONTINUED) The Need for Speed—Touchdown or Fumble 1:30–2:15 PM Explore needs within the supply chain to get products and concepts to market faster. Through small group interaction, attendees will talk about their challenges as it relates to speed to market and potential resolutions. They will then use the collected information to address a panel of seasoned supply chain representatives to uncover actionable solutions that move the needle. Nikki Johnson Exec VP Kala Vickey Smitley VP, Sales and Marketing Hearthside Food Solutions

Standardizing Factory Acceptance Test Procedures 2:30–3:15 PM Achieving vertical startups more consistently and effectively is a common goal of consumer packaged goods companies. Factory Acceptance Tests are an important part of achieving this goal. Steve Perry Managing Dir OpX Leadership Network

Dow Chemical sponsors See award-winning packages from around the world in the Containers and Materials Pavilion.


ow Chemical (Booth S-Vista Ballroom) returns as the exclusive sponsor of The Showcase of Packaging Innovations® (Booth N-5760). Housed in the Containers and Materials Pavilion, The Showcase of Packaging Innovations features winning entries from worldwide packaging competitions. “Dow stands on the foundation of providing products and solutions that create both value and a competitive advantage,” says Mark Saurin, commercial vice president for Dow’s North America Packaging and Specialty Plastics business. He adds, “Through our sponsorship of the Showcase of Packaging Innovations, we are displaying how innovation can keep businesses competitive and move the industry forward. We are proud to be the sole

Empowering Your Career Through Education and Engagement 3:30–4:15 PM Empower your career through education and engagement. Jim George Dir of Education Institute of Packaging Professionals

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018 Packaging Food Safety–Are You in the Know? 10:30–11:15 AM An overview and discussion with the Food Safety Alliance for Packaging. Stephen Klump Global Head of Packaging Quality & Safety Nestlé Ron Osborn Principal Scientist, Packaging Compliance Mars Wrigley Confectionery Weldon Williams Sr Dir, Packaging Quality Assurance HAVI

Attracting the Next Generation Workforce to the Packaging Industry 11:30–12:15 PM Who will be the next packaging professionals? How will we recruit them? Stephan Girard Dir, Education & Workforce Development PMMI SD

In-mold labeling of cup and lid with shelf-life-protecting oxygen-barrier labels earned Verstraete In-Mold Labels the Gold Award in the Best Injection Molded Package category in the 2018 IMDA Awards competition sponsored by IMDA (Booth N-5000, N-5760).

sponsor of the Showcase of Packaging Innovations since the exhibit’s inception at PACK EXPO in 2003. The Showcase displays the best that the industry has to offer in packaging innovation, and we are eager to bring this display to Chicago again to inspire the next generation of packaging design.” PACK EXPO producer, PMMI, The Associapress-to-close standtion for Packaging and This up pouch (SUP) from ProProcessing Technologies Ampac (Booth S-3386) (Booth N-4550), is pleased earned a Silver Medal for Expanding the Use of to partner with Dow for the Flexible Packaging from 15th consecutive year. “The FPA. The SUP offers an Showcase of Packaging In- eye-catching billboard vs. lay-flat pillow pouches and novations has come to be a is cheaper to ship than show floor favorite at PACK glass jars. EXPO over the years,” reports Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI. He says, “We are thankful for Dow’s partnership on this exciting show floor destination that continues to inspire package designers with packaging that is functional, innovative and sustainable.” For more information, visit ,, SD

The 15 organizations involved in the 2018 PACK EXPO International Showcase of Packaging Innovations include: ABRE–Brazilian Packaging Association (Booth N-4533) AIMCAL–Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (Booth N-5902) AMEE–Mexican Packaging Association Dow (Booth S-Vista Ballroom) 30th Awards for Packaging Innovation (formerly the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation) Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) (Booth N-5901) Foil and Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) (Booth N-5903) Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC) In-Mold Decorating Association (IMDA) (Booth N-5000) Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) (Booth N-4523) Instituto Argentino del Envase (IAE) (E-10232) ProFood World (Booth N-4550) Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards Paperboard Packaging Alliance (PPC) Sustainable Packaging Coalition/GreenBlue Tube Council North America World Packaging Organisation (WPO) (Booth N-4527)

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Your machine experts for forming, filling, sealing, and much more.

Aggregation links parent-child packaging Coded packs provide automated track-and-trace capabilities and help fight counterfeiting.


hen a large international pharmaceutical company contacted Pineberry Mfg. (Booth S-1432), it was looking for a way to serialize its products, support traceability throughout its supply chain and aggregate erect cartons. The technology had to comply with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act in the U.S., Falsified Medicines Directive in the European Union and other market requirements worldwide. The manufacturer needed compact equipment capable of printing and verifying serialized codes on erect cartons and aggregating cartons in batches of 12. A few weeks later, the CartonTrac serialization and aggregation system was introduced. As

A gantry robot arranges serialized cartons in four-by-three bundles.

erect cartons come down the conveyor and onto the CartonTrac system, high-quality, serialized print is applied to each carton. A camera vision system scans the printing to verify all required data is present, applied correctly and easily readable. If there’s a print issue, a pneumatic reject system blows any flawed cartons off the production line. Once serialized, the gantry robot gently grabs and stacks cartons, creating tidy bundles (three rows of four). The high-speed gantry system moves at speeds up to 8m/sec. Servo motors not only support high speed, but also steady and accurate performance, plus offer the flexibility to modify stacking patterns as required. After the cartons have been stacked, the bundle of serialized products is transferred to an automatic banding station. A second camera system takes a picture of the bundle and records all individual pack codes. A label containing a single QR code that combines all the data from each individual pack is printed and blown onto the clear band. The bundle then exits the CartonTrac system to await loading into a master carton where another label is added containing data about all its contents. Further downstream when the master cartons are palletized, another label can be added to provide a complete description of the contents of the pallet load. “As the cartons are combined, the serial number of the aggregated unit (parent) is associated with the multiple serial numbers of the individual cartons (child) contained within it, thus builds a parent-child relationship as products move through the packaging stages of the pharmaceutical supply

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AGGREGATION (Continued from page 55)

After exiting the CartonTrac system, aggregated bundles are loaded into master cartons, which are then palletized for shipment. Aggregated information is expanded at each step so scanning the pallet label will generate a list of each master carton, bundle and primary package in the load.

chain. It’s a full track-and-trace solution that leverages aggregation and helps to improve the customer’s inventory management performance,” states David McCharles, president of Pineberry Mfg. He continues, “For example, if you need to determine a batches’ contents but do not want to open the case, you can now scan the QR code on the outside of the case to get the serial number, and then using the aggregation parent-child relationship, you can determine the identity of all the contents. This is one of the reasons that aggregation can ease the material-handling aspects of serialized projects in a warehouse environment, while maintaining the safety of consumers and ease-of-mind for pharmaceutical companies.” Manufacturers, wholesale distributors, repackagers and pharmaceutical supply chains face significant packaging line upgrades to meet the current and emerging regulations. However, there are benefits to be gained beyond compliance and keeping counterfeit drugs out of the marketplace. With serialization, wholesalers are able to identify inventory down to a specific unit from open or sealed cases, track it internally and improve inventory management. Aggregation also simplifies cycle counting, which wholesalers periodically do to check physical inventory against what their system thinks they have. Aggregation allows them to scan just the sealed case and instantly know the identity of each individual unit. The CartonTrac serialization and aggregation system provides a practical, cost-effective way for pharmaceutical companies to ensure their products conform to current and upcoming global track-and-trace requirements. For more information, visit SD

Millwood helps foster kids


any foster kids bounce from home to home, age out of the system, become homeless, struggle to make their own way and too often land in prison. That’s why Millwood (Booth S-1754) partnered with Northeast Ohio Adoption Services (NOAS) to help these young adults transition to their own homes. The program, Giving Hearts for Fresh Starts, started in November 2017 and received strong community support. “NOAS has been a proud partner of Millwood . . . for many years,” says Cheryl Work, NOAS executive director. “The Giving Hearts for Fresh Starts program will benefit youth aging out of foster care as well as so many others struggling with adversity through no fault of their own.” Millwood served as a collection point for household items and also offered a one-day mentorship opportunity for young adults aging out of foster care who are enrolling or currently enrolled to continue their education. For more information, visit SD

CARTONING & CASE PACKING SOLUTIONS BUILT-TO-LAST It’s common to find PMI machines still running at high-efficiency 20 years after installation.

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Digitalization delivers competitive advantages Digital transformation is no longer optional for the packaging industry.


igitalization technology offers original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and system integrators a way to stay ahead of the game and deliver key benefits to end users in terms of quality, productivity and flexibility. Decreasing batch sizes, growing cost and quality pressure and shrinking delivery times, plus the need to create sophisticated, dynamically evolving products place clear yet contradictory demands on machine manufacturers. Plants must be able to deliver ever-increasing quality with an ever-decreasing time to market, while becoming more productive and facilitating increasingly extensive customization of products and packaging, right down to batches of one. As a result, the degree of complexity and automation is increasing with each generation of machine. One response to the increasing demand for customized mass production is an especially adaptable production facility: the digital factory. Here, integrated digitalization of the entire engineering chain forms the technical basis for flexible, self-configuring lines and a complete restructure of value chains. The technical prerequisites for this key step are in place. All that is left to do is to make effective use of the opportunities.



The development of a Digital Twin as a precursor to the actual machine facilitates easy and cost-effective testing and optimization of the plant.




The pressure to shorten engineering time according to the principle “the faster, the better” represents not only a challenge but an opportunity. Virtual commissioning is a key to success in this area: The development of a Digital Twin as a precursor to the actual machine facilitates easy and cost-effective testing and optimization of the plant. Alternate concepts can be tried during the planning phase without too much effort. In this way, the efficiency check becomes an integral component of the plant design, and the optimized engineering permits simplified mounting and commissioning, as well as subsequent adaptation, of the machine. The route to the digital factory does, however, have some obstacles. It is not just about breaking away from familiar processes and business models. Other key conditions for optimized and flexible processes are integrated networking and uniform data management. Standardization of interfaces and

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communication in line with specifications, such as OMAC, Weihenstephan or OPC UA, is vitally important. Only reliable standards permit rapid, cost-optimized machine integration that is also future-proof. And finally, the security of data, expertise and products has to be guaranteed throughout the process. OEMs must develop intelligent products that reconcile and make effective use of three related trends: the increasing digitalization of plants; the advancing flexibilization of processes; and the associated requirements of industrial security. Against this backdrop, concepts such as Defense in Depth from Siemens Industry (Booth N-5747), which encompass plant safety, network security and system integrity, facilitate the development of safety and security concepts that are precisely tailored to the needs of end users.

KNOWLEDGE-BASED PRODUCTION Like digitalization, the increasing customization of products and packaging represents a big opportunity for innovative engineering. The most important factors in leveraging higher performance while achieving greater flexibility lie in breaking down rigid transportation chains or developing modular machinery concepts and handling systems. Personalized synchronization of transportation processes and motion-control tasks on the basis of a tried-and-tested control platform creates new freedoms and offers maximum dynamism. A good example is the Multi-Carrier-System, jointly developed by Siemens and Festo (Booth N-5147), in which containers move singly on multi-format-capable, individually controllable, self-driving carriers. The necessary information is channeled through the process via radio frequency identification on the carriers, therefore facilitating data-based production in which the product itself becomes the controlling element.

NEW OPPORTUNITIES Further opportunities of digitalization are service bundles. Consistent digitalization plays into machine builders’ hands here: Ultimately, the data that is continually being generated also can be used to develop innovative services, such as interactive troubleshooting or predictive maintenance. It also allows for availability guarantees or pay-per-use models—in short, an entire range of data-driven services, with which OEMs can give end users a clear gain in productivity. To make the development of data-based services easier for packaging machine designers, Siemens’ MindSphere offers a platform designed as an open IoT operating system and facilitates the collection and analysis of large quantities of production data, as well as providing a development environment in which machine builders can seamlessly integrate their own applications and services. Consistent encryption of communication and use of certified data centers to process and store data ensure a high degree of security. Anyone who wants to take advantage of the opportunities of digitalization and flexibilization must minimize the associated risks and break away from the norm. Technology and partners are ready and waiting to deliver a real benefit: sustainable productivity. For more information, visit, SD

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Zipper closure begins fourth decade Presto Products honors 30th anniversary of the Fresh-Lock closure.


resto Products (Booth S-2130), a division of Reynolds® Consumer Products, celebrates the 30th anniversary of the reclosable FreshLock zipper with a special booth design, new equipment and the latest in packaging and closures.

are currently driving consumer trends and the industries impacted by the latest innovations in closures as interactive displays come to life and offer key industry insights. “This year’s display will not only showcase Fresh-Lock’s latest products; it will allow visitors to take a deep dive into consumer trends currently driving the market and the equipment making this packaging possible,” says Hansen. A focal point of the Fresh-Lock by Presto booth, a full pouch production line, highlights Fresh-Lock’s Hurricane rotary over-the-top insertion (ROTI) machine for sliders. The machine features a reduced Fresh-Lock’s mini Slider offers a premium experience on smaller footprint, as well as ROTI production benefits inpouches. cluding increased speed and flexibility, reduced “We are proud to reflect on the past 30 years complexity and improved registration. The Hurrithroughout PACK EXPO 2018, as we celebrate all cane machine is compatible with several Fresh-Lock that Fresh-Lock has accomplished,” says Brad Han- sliders including the mini Slider closure. sen, president at Reynolds Presto Products Specialty The reduced-scale mini Slider closure is designed Division. “At the same time, we are excited to look for use on lightweight products and smaller pouchto the future and showcase the latest innovations in es such as those used in the specialty beverage, packaging and manufacturing equipment.” snack food, pet care and dairy industries. As a lowFORTRESS-PackExpoShowDaily_2018.pdf DAYpersonas 3 8/16/2018 12:27:34 The booth design showcases the that PM cost alternative to traditional sliders, the mini Slid-

Enhanced slider insertion on the Hurricane machine boosts speed and flexibility, reduces complexity and improves registration.

er closure offers consumers a premium experience, ease of operation and extended product freshness. At noon today, the Fresh-Lock team discusses how consumer trends are driving the transition from rigid to flexible packaging in a presentation on the Innovation Stage (Booth N-4585). The session, the Modern Packaging Challenge: Making the Transition from Rigid to Flexible Packaging, also describes the benefits of resealability and the capital investment required as brands make the switch. For more information, visit SD






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New product prompts new line


hen test runs of a new, thinner cracker showed it sometimes slipped through the drop gates of existing vibratory distribution conveyors, a major manufacturer of baked goods knew upgraded conveyors and a new packaging line would be needed to accommodate product rollout.

So it approached Triple/S Dynamics (Booth N-4948) for help in developing an equipment layout to address the leakage issues and integrate the new packaging line. In order to keep the project under budget, the baked goods maker opted to modify several existing Slipstick conveyors and add a few new con-

veyors. This option also allowed the company to phase-in the equipment rather than shutting down the entire packaging system for several weeks.

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The simple, one-piece formed-trough design of the Slipstick conveyor pan with suspension rod hangers spaced on 15-ft. centers simplifies field modifications especially when compared to conveyors with base frames and closely spaced support springs. To change the length of Slipstick conveyor pans, sections of formed trough are simply added or removed. For more information, visit resources/case-studies/slipstick-conveyor-enables-system-upgrade-without-downtime-on-the-packaging-line/. SD

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Aptar plans to acquire CSP


ptarGroup (Booth N-6261) will gain a broader active packaging portfolio if its offer to acquire CSP Technologies closes this quarter, as expected. Founded in 1965, CSP Technologies specializes in moisture protection and gas-scavenging materials integrated into vials, films, blisters, molded components and specialized packaging, primarily for healthcare and food applications. The company holds numerous patents on its three-phase Activ-Polymer™ technology and operates manufacturing facilities in Niederbronn-les-Bains, France; Atlanta, Georgia; and Auburn, Alabama; which also serves as the company’s

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Sensor monitors decontamination process Probe measures VH2O2 levels in isolators, hatches and rooms.


he patented Peroxcap® HPP270 Series vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VH2O2), humidity and temperature probe from Vaisala (Booth W-1021) provides repeatable, stable and accurate measurements in H2O2 bio-decontamination applications. Suitable for a variety of uses such as isolator, material-transfer hatch and room bio-decontamination, the compact unit contains all the parameters needed to measure H2O2 vapor, temperature, relative saturation and relative humidity during the decontamination process. By measuring relative saturation, the HPP270 Series probe indicates the total humidity level caused by water vapor and H2O2 vapor together and shows when the bio-decontaminated air starts to condense. Intelligent measurement technology, including a chemical purge function that helps maintain accuracy between calibrations in chal-

HPP272 Series VH2O2 probes are manufactured and calibrated by Vaisala and come with a traceable calibration certificate. Probes also may be verified or recalibrated in the field, using relative humidity standards.

headquarters. Sales offices are located in Amsterdam, New York; Osaka, Japan; and Hong Kong, China. Commenting on the transaction, Stephan Tanda, Aptar president and CEO, says, “. . . CSP Technologies has an innovative culture with intellectual property that drives product development and enables highly engineered solutions, including their three-phase polymer technology. They are also experienced in navigating the relevant regulatory environments and have highly automated visual inspection and quality control systems and analytical performance testing of individual products.” For more information, visit SD

lenging H2O2 environments, delivers repeatable measurements for highly condensing environments. The purging process involves rapid heating of the sensor to remove possible contamination. Warming the HPP270 sensor prevents condensation from forming on it and ensures reliable measurement even in condensing conditions. The HPP272 probe features a corrosion-resis-

tant stainless steel housing (IP65) and can be used as a standalone device with digital Modbus RTU over RS-485 or two analog outputs. It also works with Vaisala’s Indigo host transmitters, which have three analog outputs, optional numerical/graphical display, relays and Smartphone user interface. For more information, visit SD


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RFP guidelines support capital projects Seven steps illuminate understanding of project requirements.

T BOOTH S-2372 Achieve Your Efficiency Goals with H.B. Fuller FullVision™ Services Big data is a big challenge for most manufacturers, as they often find that there is not enough time and resources to collect, analyze and make sense of large quantities of data. Using H.B. Fuller proprietary software, H.B. Fuller FullVision™ experts analyze your packaging line data and create a detailed, viewer-friendly report that helps you develop target adhesive specifications and track line performance against industry benchmarks. Get full optics on your end-of-line packaging data with FullVision™ Data-Analytics Consulting Service to improve your quality, productivity and bottom line! Visit, or contact your H.B. Fuller rep today to learn more.

he OpX Leadership Network (Booth N-4550) has published Request for Proposals (RFP) Guidelines for the CPG Industry and a companion template to ensure complete and collaborative RFPs. The free document provides seven key steps for collaboration among stakeholders in developing a robust RFP. The accompanying RFP template is designed to help clarify project requirements and minimize costly misunderstandings. “The OpX Leadership Network RFP solutions enable both original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies greater understanding of project requirements, resulting in better outcomes for all stakeholders involved in the process of specifying and executing capital projects,” says Tom Doney, expert engineer, Nestlé R&D Transversal Technology Unit. With the RFP guidelines and template, CPG firms can provide the bidder with a high-level abstract of the project, requirements and purpose, plus a detailed timeline. In addition, information such as insurance requirements, technical and validation specifications, special contract needs, site drawings and safety standards are included in the template to assist in the RFP process. The OpX Leadership Network was convened in 2011 by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550) to ensure CPG companies and OEMs are well-connected and well-prepared to solve common operational challenges, make smarter decisions and achieve operational excellence. The RFP guidelines, as well as other operational guidance, are available for free download. For more information, visit SD

High-speed inkjet codes and serializes


he roots of 51-year-old Kirk-Rudy (Booth S-2778) may be in the mailing and printing industries, but packaging has become an important segment of its business with a portfolio that includes more than 200 modular systems. Well-known for producing heavy-duty, dependable product transport bases along with a wide variety of feeders, conveyors and stacking systems, the company soon gained recognition for high-speed inkjet systems. It was a natural progression to extend that coding expertise to packaging. Its PackJet line of industrial thermal inkjet printers economically and reliably codes and serializes cases and cartons and easily integrates on existing lines. Other machinery lines include labelers and bag feeders. One labeler model applies radio frequency identification labels to flat boxes and other products. Its KR725 bag feeder overcomes difficulties associated with moving large, flat bags into printing units, labelers and other equipment. The machine operates at up to 30 bags/min. and is equipped with an automatic stack loading conveyor to provide continuous feeding with only one operator. An optional elevated stacking mechanism equips this unit to feed large corrugated blanks. Inkjet printers and various labelers mount easily on the large surface transport area. For more information, visit SD

customized processing solutions tna is so much more than just a packaging company. In fact, we offer affordable, customized solutions for all your processing needs – from materials handling to frying and cooking to seasoning, distribution all the way through cooling and freezing and more. Simply give us your specifications, and we’ll build the perfect processing system to fit your needs.

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October 16, 2018

Hand soap forms its own container Greenblendz becomes first adopter of Amcor’s LiquiForm technology.


Michigan-based co-packer blazes a trail as the first firm to commercialize LiquiForm form/fill technology from Amcor (Booth N-6161). The developer of private-label, environmentally-friendly consumer products forms and fills bottles of Nature’s Promise™ hand soap on a proprietary Amcor-built machine. The 12-oz. polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles contain 50% post-consumer-recycled content. A drop-in replacement for the current Nature’s Promise container, the form/fill bottle uses the existing closure and label. With LiquiForm technology, product instead of compressed air forms the container. Simultaneous forming and filling eliminate costs associated with the equipment and energy consumption of traditional blowmolding along with the handling, transport and warehousing of empty containers. In addition to reducing supply chain costs, LiquiForm technology has the potential to improve

packaging consistency and lower the carbon footprint associated with filling and packaging. “We’re excited to be a partner in the commercial validation of such a highly sustainable manufacturing process,” says Steve Berry, founder and COO of Greenblendz. “LiquiForm technology delivers enormous efficiencies throughout the supply chain and improves the industry’s carbon footprint.” “LiquiForm has the potential to revolutionize the filling and packaging industries with a more flexible, efficient, and sustainable supply chain,” asserts Ann O’Hara, vice president and general manager of Amcor Rigid Plastics’ Diversified Products Division. She notes, “The development and launch of the first commercial manufacturing machine and the introduction of the first commercial product represent two major milestones for the LiquiForm technology.” The forming of bottles with Amcor’s LiquiForm

process opens pathways toward lighter, more sustainable packaging. Lighter weight containers, achieved through improved consistency in wall thickness, combined with a reduction in the transport of empty containers, reduces environmental emissions and lowers the carbon footprint. For more information, visit SD The LiquiForm form/fill process offers the potential to move package production closer to filling, resulting in strong logistical benefits and a smaller carbon footprint.

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October 16, 2018

Is your packaging truly sustainable? Many beverage cups and packaging for other foods turns out to be non-recyclable.


hat happens to your food’s packaging when you try to recycle it? Despite efforts to “do the right thing” for the environment, many companies may not realize the packaging they selected doesn’t meet the sustainability standards they think it does and actually ends up in the landfill.

Beyond the plastic lids and straws fast-casual brands use for takeaway beverages, many brands and consumers don’t understand that certain types of paper cups, which appear to be fully recyclable, cannot be converted for reuse. This is often due to a polyethylene (PE) coating, which is used as a barrier to prevent leaking. PE-based coatings require an expenBio Natura products, part of the foopak line, consist of certified 100% compostable, recyclable folding boxboard and offer an option to non-recyclable hot beverage cups, fast food packaging and takeaway containers.


sive plastic separation process, which many recycling facilities are unequipped to handle. This results in landfills becoming filled with disposable paper cups that many consumers believe have been recycled. Ultimately, packaging needs to perform—it needs to carry, protect and store products and perhaps be reused. Brands today must balance multiple priorities: functionality, design and sustainability. According to the 2017 Paper & Packaging Consumer Trends Report, published by Asia Pulp & Paper, 57% of Americans want more sustainable options. The report underscores that consumers increasingly care about packaging sustainability— with more than half agreeing that it is more important to them today than it was five years ago. One in four are willing to pay more for products with these packaging attributes. In line with growing consumer demands, more alternatives are entering the market to replace polystyrene foam, PE-laminated paperboard and unsustainable plastics. Asia Pulp & Paper and its strategic partner Charta Global (Booth N-5360) created the Bio Natura food packaging suite to be fully compostable, heat-resistant and ideal for replacing most clamshell and box-form food packaging. Bio Natura paperboard is free of fluorochemicals, making it resistant to moisture, oil and grease without presenting a health hazard. The aqueous, grease-proof coating handles heat up to 220ºC and heat-seals easily. “Advances are being made when it comes to creating product packaging that meets the sustainability standards consumers demand—it’s up to brands to ensure they take advantage of new technologies and innovations,” says Ian Lifshitz, director Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations, The Americas at Asia Pulp & Paper. While consumer expectations are driving brands to operate more sustainably, another critical step requires close examination of the supply chain. Lifshitz concludes, “Brands must review their supply chains to understand whether all elements meet high sustainability standards. Adding transparency in your practice involves looking at your suppliers—and your supplier’s suppliers—to actively sustain a holistic, sustainable business.” For more information, visit SD

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Glenroy wins 5 awards Pouch packaging earns recognition from GLGA and FPA.


t’s been a year of awards for Glenroy (Booth S-4044). The converter and printer of flexible packaging earned four awards for flexographic printing in the Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA) 2018 Graphics Excellence Awards competition and a 2018 Gold Flexible Packaging Achievement Award from the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) (Booth N-5901, N-5760).

GLGA recognizes craftsmanship in the design, creation and production of printed materials. Judges consider registration, crossovers, clarity and neatness, sharpness of halftones and line drawings, richness and tonal qualities of color, difficulty of



printing, effective contrast or softness and overall visual impact. To date, Glenroy has won more than 100 printing and industry awards. For more information, visit SD



Four pouch packages from Glenroy earned recognition from GLGA (l-r) stand-up pouch for Pulp Riot Powder Bleach Lightener, sprayer pouch for Rejuvenate Marine – Mildew Stain Remover, promotional Glenroy-Wikoff stand-up pouch and stand-up pouch for Joico Color & Intensity Eraser. The sprayer pouches for Rejuvenate Marine cleaners also received a 2018 Gold Flexible Packaging Achievement Award from FPA.

Pouches for Rejuvenate® Marine cleaning solutions from For Life Products were recognized in both competitions. In the FPA competition, the high-quality spouted or trigger sprayer pouches took gold in the Expanding the Use of Flexible Packaging category. According to Amanda Dahlby, marketing manager for Glenroy, “For Life Products is an example of an innovative brand taking advantage of the many benefits of flexible packaging, while adding convenience and value for consumers. Rejuvenate Marine products are now lighter, more portable and easier to store on marine vessels. Compared to rigid packaging, these pouches also use less plastic and require less energy to produce, while providing transportation and warehousing efficiencies for the brand (since unfilled rigid packaging can take up to 26 times the space of unfilled flexible packaging designed for the same product).” In the GLGA competition, the sprayer pouch for Rejuvenate Marine – Mildew Stain Remover won a Best of Category Award in the Special Innovation Awards – Other Category. Glenroy also earned a Best of Category Award in the Flexo – Wide Web, Process Category for Joico Color & Intensity® Eraser and two Awards of Excellence. One Award of Excellence in the Flexo – Wide Web Process Category recognized Pulp Riot Powder Bleach Lightener, the other Award of Excellence was received in the Print/Graphic Arts Self-Promotion Category for a Glenroy-Wikoff promotional stand-up pouch. An affiliate of Printing Industries of America,

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October 16, 2018

Adaptive machines enable Batch Size: One Finalist for Technology Excellence Award at PACK EXPO supports new business models.


t’s a new generation of processing and packaging machinery for a new generation of consumer. Growing up online, these consumers expect to get exactly what they want, when they want it, delivered to their door. The answer is mass customization, and ultimately, Batch Size: One. Let consumers customize their meal kit, soft drink selection or fragrance online. Then produce to order, not to stock. Ship directly to the consumer from the plant floor. And do it at a competitive cost.

filling valves with different size bottles, the appropriate caps and personalized labeling to identify whose drink it is. In regulated industries, there are many benefits to independently controlling the packaging of a patient’s pharmaceutical regimen, assembly of implant or other surgical kits or parenteral delivery system—along with personalized instructions and serialization. From eCommerce to production management and shipping systems, the technology has been in place to implement these business models—except for the cost-effective automated production and packaging of Batch Size: One. Adaptive machine technology fills this gap.


B+R’s ACOPOStrak technology enables Gen4 adaptive packaging machines. ACOPOStrak high-speed diverters make manufacturing systems more agile and responsive.

THE ADAPTIVE MACHINE Cost has long been the elusive factor in realizing Batch Size: One. Now, however, adaptive machines are entering the marketplace. These machines adapt to each product, rather than running batches of products that conform to the machine setup. Terms like “changeover” and “rainbow pack” become irrelevant because every product is made and/or packed to order. The enabling technology for the adaptive machine is Industrial Transport Systems, according to the Industrial Internet Consortium. The non-sequential, track-and-shuttle technology controls individual products or kits independent of the other products on a production or packaging line. B+R Industrial Automation (Booth N-5625) is running adaptive machine technology, the ACOPOStrak track-and-shuttle system, a finalist for a Technology Excellence Award at PACK EXPO.



Consumer packaged goods, food, beverage and life sciences manufacturers want to implement digital business models that match production to individual customer requirements. In cosmetics, this can mean the consumer selects products, such as lipstick, blush and mascara, and everything ships direct in the same order off the production line. In the beverage industry, it’s already possible to bottle different beverages to order from the same

Since the late 1990s, servo machines built around mechatronic design principles have been identified as third generation or Gen3 machines. With its unprecedented flexibility, adaptive packaging machinery, based on track technology, represents the next generation, or Gen4. Adaptive machine design has applications in all aspects of packaging—filling, closing, labeling, secondary and end-of-line—in addition to assembly, test and inspection, coding and related processing and packaging activities.

A Gen4 adaptive packaging machine, the Makro C Leap labeler, can be seen at Makro Labelling North America (Booth S-4159).

Gen4 packaging machinery is being commercialized. Some examples were introduced in 2017 at trade shows in Europe, others debut here. Still others are in development and remain confidential due to competitive concerns. What’s for certain is that this year’s PACK EXPO International launches the latest track technologies enabling the Gen4, or adaptive, packaging machine. For more information, visit, SD


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Reduce metal contaminants Replacing metal parts with engineering thermoplastics reduces the risk of metal contamination, recall expenses and bad press.



etal shards are the last things you want to encounter when biting into a burger or sipping a cold glass of milk. Unfortunately, foreign object contamination is not uncommon. Between 2012 and 2015, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service recalled more than 2 million pounds of food for containing “extraneous material.”1

METAL CONTAMINATION While food recalls due to disease-causing contaminants often receive maximum media coverage, foreign object contaminations can be just as damaging—and disturbing. Due to the mass industrialization of our food manufacturing, processing, conveying and packaging systems, objects such as glass, metal chips, plastic, bone, wood or small rocks can sometimes find their way into food products. With more and more automation and higher line speeds, extraneous material slips through the cracks (sometimes literally). Equipment is frequently the culprit behind such mishaps. Food processing, conveying and packaging involve a lot of moving parts—scrapers, paddles, pistons, valves, spools, grippers, sliding bearings, plates and screws. Metal parts sliding against each other for prolonged periods cause friction and wear. Breakage and wear of metal-on-metal equipment generates metal particulate, flakes and dust that ultimately ends up on or mixed into the food product. Aggressive chemicals used in clean/sterilize-in-place procedures can corrode metal, causing it to become brittle and more prone to flaking. Lubricants, often required to ensure that metal parts move seamlessly, are another potential contaminant. With stricter regulations on water consumption for processing and lubrication, due to environmental concerns (coupled with an ongoing focus on hygiene and contamination), selecting, applying and disposing of food manufacturing lubricants is a growing liability. Beside the obvious (consumers becoming ill or injured), foreign object and extraneous material contaminations are bad for business. According to the FDA2 and major news sources, Kraft Foods’ recent voluntary recall of 6.5 million boxes of Mac & Cheese cost the company $6–$10.8 million dollars in lost retail revenue alone.3 Media coverage of the recall caused a drop in company stock price and an overall loss of customer confidence. What parent is going to buy a box of Mac & Cheese after seeing a news report about the potential of metal pieces inside?

Plastic parts can be self-lubricating, eliminating the need for traditional lubrication.

More recently, ConAgra Foods expanded a voluntary recall of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu brand products due to the potential presence of small metal fragments (2–9mm) in the sugar used in the sauce.4 According to ConAgra’s press release, “Foodborne foreign objects that are not hard and sharp and less than or equal to 7mm in length may cause minor injuries such as temporary reflexive choking and irritation of the gastrointestinal system.” The expanded recall totals more than 195,000 lb. of chicken and beef.5 The negative press alone for such a mishap could put a smaller company out of business. Quadrant EPP crafts stock shapes as well as finished parts from engineering plastics formulated to be detectable by metal detectors and x-ray inspection systems.

In 2011 the Food Safety Modernization Act updated Good Manufacturing Practices in regard to manufacturing, processing, packaging and holding of human foods, shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it. Foreign materials are a concern not only in terms of customer complaints and financial damages, but also as factors impacting the effectiveness of the company’s overall food safety program. Good food plant personal hygiene policies, practices and standard sanitation operating procedures can provide an excellent foundation for eliminating foreign objects. Separation and detection strategies, including sieving, screening, filtration, float tanks and magnetic separation, can identify and remove contaminants from product streams. Many companies have redesigned lines to minimize the number of metal-to-metal moving parts. These changes have created a growing demand for polymeric replacements for metal parts and metal-detectable plastics. Another tactic is the use of metal or x-ray detectors to check raw materials or packaged, ready-to-ship products. Measuring density, x-ray machines (when coupled with computer analysis) can find dense, sharp-edged contaminants including glass, stone, bone and plastic.6

ENGINEERING THERMOPLASTICS Advanced engineering plastics from Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (Quadrant EPP) (Booth E-9437) not only reduce the risk of foreign object contamination, but also improve productivity. Plastic-on-plastic components (or even plastic-on-metal components) outlast metal-on-metal with less debris, noise, wear and lubrication while consuming less energy. With a complete line of metal and x-ray-detectable polymers,7 Quadrant EPP offers manufacturers the comfort of knowing that even if plastic debris (Continued on page 76)

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finds its way into the product, it will be caught by standard detection equipment (material additives allow detection of particles as small as 27 cubic mm). Quadrant EPP’s FDA- and EU-compliant8 self-lubricating polymers replace metal wear components in the most aggressive applications, including environments exposed to high temperatures and aggressive cleaning chemicals.9 These advanced plastics offer high strength-to-weight ratios and are designed to run against mating components without lubrication, often significantly increasing component life. Self-lubricating polymers also help food manufacturers adhere to regulations regarding lubricant contamination of washdown runoff. Quadrant EPP’s polymer materials offer improved impact resistance resulting in less breakage of parts and increasing the mean time between repair. With 25% of production costs related to maintenance, that’s no small savings. When considering the risks of metal contamination, it makes sense to consider advanced engineering plastic parts. Quadrant EPP supplies stock shape materials globally as well as finished parts for food processing, packaging and conveying with a

portfolio that includes TIVAR® HPV ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) plus internal lubricant, TIVAR MD UHMW-PE, ACETRON® MD POM-C polyoxymethylene-based material and KETRON® MD polyether ether ketone. The right plastic alternative could save millions in recall costs and a lot of bad press. For more information, visit SD 2 3 4 5 6 augustseptember-2009/food-safety-insider-testing-solutions/ x-ray-contaminant-detection/ 7 documents/QEPP/EU/Brochures_PDF/Food/Food_MD_ Products_Br_E_0311.pdf 8 9 1

Replacing metal parts with engineering plastic parts reduces the risk of metal contamination.


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Quality systems meet global food safety initiatives Quality control equipment helps sweets and spices purveyor comply with the FSMA.


or Kalustyan, a spice and herbs processor located in New Jersey, regulations related to the Food Safety Modernization Act posed significant compliance challenges. In addition, its largest customers were demanding assurance that its products were contaminant-free. Kalustyan knew it needed to upgrade, but wanted more than superior contaminant-detection technology. Equipment also had to be easy to understand and operate, known for reliability and offered at a reasonable price. Kalustyan sources spices and herbs globally and operates in three countries. Since its founding in 1977, it has sourced ingredients from most countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East as well as many countries in Africa, Latin America and South America. Its goal is to procure and produce adulteration-free products while meeting GMP standards. “Our quality system is based on Global Food Safety Initiatives and is the backbone of our organization,” reports Abdul Basit Gaba, director, Quality/Food Safety. “We have a systematic Rapid 5000 metal detector ensures bulk materials are contaminant-free.

assessment of each step of our production processes through our HACCP [hazard analysis and critical control points] plan and a proactive and preventative control of all raw materials, processing activities and our processing environment,” he explains.

THE SEARCH For Kalustyan, a long-time customer of Sesotec (Booth N-4912), the search for contaminant detection equipment was relatively easy. After trying out a number of competing options, it made sense to stick with Sesotec, particularly since it was already operating more than a dozen Sesotec metal detectors and x-ray systems. Gaba recalls, “From a cost perspective, they were about in the middle of the pack, but from a dependability and performance perspective, Sesotec . . . was at the head of the class. Because some of our products are packaged in foil, we need more than a basic metal detector. We require the extra comfort of x-ray inspection.”

THE MACHINES Kalustyan installed three types of inspection, the Raycon x-ray system and two designs of gravity free-fall metal detectors, the Rapid 4000 and the Rapid 5000 models. All systems are BRC-, IFS- and HACCP-compliant. The Raycon x-ray inspection system is easy to operate. A full product inspection window without blind corners assures 100% inspection regardless of product height or placement on the belt. The precision-matched x-ray source/detector, combined with proprietary methodologies for x-ray analysis, provide the highest level of detection for dense foreign materials such as metal, stones, bone, high-density plastics and glass. A real-time

operating system performs at up to 600 parts/min. with simultaneous inspection of up to four lanes running different products in parallel. The Rapid 4000 unit inspects spices and grains to detect and reject magnetic and nonmagnetic metal contamination, even when enclosed in the product. It also ensures product quality, prevents customer complaints, protects against expensive processing machinery failures, maximizes production uptime and provides a quick return on investment. The Rapid 5000 metal detector checks powdery and fine-grained bulk materials. It detects and rejects magnetic and nonmagnetic metal contaminants with an elliptical stainless steel reject flap diverter. The hygienic design does not have any corners or niches that can be harborage areas for pathogen growth, making it suitable in applications where high sanitary standards are required.

THE INSTALLATION Implementation was a smooth process. “We knew it would work,” says Gaba. “Our track record with Sesotec . . . made us confident of that.” The x-ray system was installed in 2013 and Gaba reports, “We are very happy with it . . . . It feels good to work with a vendor partner who understands our mission and is helping us to achieve it.” In fact, Kalustyan plans to purchase more equipment from Sesotec. “It’s been nothing but a positive experience for us, and we’d like to build on that . . . ,” says Gaba. “We believe that our success depends on the supply of safe quality products that meet or exceed our customers’ expectations,” concludes Kalustyan CEO Errol Karakash. For more information, visit SD


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October 16, 2018

Adents launches Verification Router Service Blockchain technology helps address pending DSCSA requirements for sale of returned products.


lockchain-based NovaTrack supply chain software from Adents (Booth W-820) addresses the looming compliance issue related to the resale of returned pharmaceuticals. Developed in collaboration with Microsoft, the groundbreaking software has led to the introduction of a seamless Adents Verification Router Service (VRS). A VRS is one of a series of milestone requirements that will come into play during the next implementation phase of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). Beginning in late November 2019, no returned serialized product may be resold until the wholesale distributor verifies the unique identifiers on the sealed homogeneous case or package. About 60 million returns of saleable pharmaceutical product occur each year in the U.S. market. A VRS manages the acceptance, formatting and delivery of requests and responses to support these DSCSA verifications, as well as other business requirements defined between trading partners. Essentially, a VRS allows companies to verify products by entering the four product identifier elements—GTIN, serial number, lot and expiry—into a request, which is then forwarded, via the Lookup Directory, to the appropriate manufacturer repository. The response verifies the product and specifies whether it can be returned to saleable inventory. Unlike competing Blockchain-based technology, Adents NovaTrack software is entirely agnostic, making it compatible with any Level 4 (enterprise) serialization software. Other highlights include: •• Responders can be connected to the Adents Prodigi Cloud solution or directly to the manufacturer’s product identifier repository •• Requestors can be called via mobile app or any warehouse management system’s application programming interface •• An Adents Lookup Directory based on Blockchain architecture and compatible with Healthcare Distribution Alliance specifications

FPA—Flexible Packaging Association FSEA—Foil and Specialty Effects Association HCPC—Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council IMDA—In-Mold Decorating Association IAE—Instituto Argentino del Envase IoPP—Institute of Packaging Professionals ProFood World’s Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards PPC—Paperboard Packaging Council Sustainable Packaging Coalition The Tube Council WPO—World Packaging Organisation

Blockchain-based Adents NovaTrack supply chain software is compatible with any Level 4 (enterprise) serialization software, links information to products and supports information sharing among authorized participants.

Using Blockchain technology addresses many of the issues faced by the supply chain environment because it allows the linking of information directly to units such as products, batches or even shipping containers. This information can be shared among authorized participants, yielding open, group-authenticated knowledge of a product’s origin, composition and supply chain journey. These benefits align with the DSCSA’s goal to build an interoperable electronic verification system. Finally, the Adents VRS also takes into account accessibility, scalability and future business needs, as the challenges it addresses are highly relevant to the establishment of a U.S. interoperable Unit Level Traceability System by 2023, also per the DSCSA. “Adents’ VRS solution will be accessible to all distributors, manufacturers and dispensers whatever their size or existing serialization system,” concludes Christophe Devins, founder and CEO of Adents. For more information, visit SD

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Metal detection vs. x-ray inspection Food processors need to match application to technology strengths.


ortress Technology (Booth S-2169) examines the pros and pitfalls of metal detection versus x-ray inspection and highlights the importance of making an informed decision based on the most prevalent contaminant risks. In some applications, it is obvious which type of inspection technology to choose, since only one reliably detects the contaminants that pose the risk you are trying to mitigate. However, it’s not always a straightforward decision. The two technologies often succeed or fail depending on two sets of criteria. Success with metal detectors tends to depend on the materials involved (the product, the packaging and the contamination), while x-ray detectors are more likely to be affected by other parameters such as the shape of product and the mode of transport through the unit, in addition to density differentials. Putting this into context, x-ray systems generally cannot be used on free-falling products because of the inconsistent density within the falling product stream. This rules them out of many bagging operations, such as vertical/form/fill/seal (VFFS) lines. Meanwhile, if stone, glass, high-density plastics or bone pose the biggest risk, a metal detector obviously cannot spot them. It is, however, worth noting that an x-ray system can reliably protect against these non-metallic contaminants under certain conditions. This leaves many applications in food and packaging open to interpretation.

Protective lead curtains on x-rays must be well maintained and cannot contact unpackaged food.

Another factor is the cost of spares and ongoing maintenance. Although much more reliable than predecessors, generators and sensors on x-ray systems remain consumable items. Spare part prices are typically quite high compared to a metal detector. In addition, support costs such as regulator-required safety inspections also need to be considered. Added up, the cost differences can be substantial. In the worst-case scenario, the total cost of ownership for an x-ray inspection system can be more than 100 times greater than that of a metal detector. In addition, potential safety and liability concerns mean that x-ray systems offer almost no resale value. Of course, other factors may outweigh cost considerations. Before investing, users need to feel confident that an x-ray system will add considerable value in terms of risk reduction as well as versatility for their specific application.

APPRAISING SENSITIVITY Metal detectors are more prevalent on bagging and V/F/F/S lines for inspecting free-falling products, such as nuts, chips and confectionery.

Considering the following factors aids the decision-making process.

COST COMPARISONS The upfront expense of equipment installation is naturally a major consideration, so are ongoing maintenance costs, which contribute to the total cost of ownership. Metal detectors are typically less expensive up front. What’s more, the price differential between metal detectors and x-ray systems increases incrementally according to the size of the aperture. For smaller units the difference in upfront cost may not be a deal breaker if investing in x-ray, but it may become insurmountable if a physically bigger system is required—for example, if checking whole chickens rather than chicken nuggets. Energy consumption contributes to ongoing costs. The difference here depends mainly on whether the x-ray system requires cooling systems, such as fans or air conditioners, which drive up energy consumption. In contrast, metal detectors are designed to be more robust in extreme environments, e.g., freezers, wet processing plants such as fish packing, and when dry ingredients are prevalent, such as flour in bakeries and food manufacturers that use or pack spices and seasonings.

The sensitivity of both metal detectors and x-ray systems deteriorates as the size of the aperture increases. However, other factors affect the sensitivity of the two technologies quite differently. Metal detectors can identify all types of metal based on magnetic and conductive properties, while an x-ray system depends on density differentials. This means that an x-ray system may struggle to detect aluminum, including foil or metallized film. On the other hand, foil packaging can present a challenge for metal detectors, which can only detect magnetic or ferrous metal contamination inside the package, while an x-ray system can detect all metals to some extent. Then there is the “orientation effect” and the “product effect” to consider. The orientation effect occurs if a contaminant is non-spherical, such as a piece of wire. In this case, the ability to spot a wire fragment may depend on its orientation to the detector. For x-ray systems, the presenting face must be equal to or greater in size than the base resolution of the detector diodes, which is analogous to the pixel resolution in a camera. Metal detectors are certainly not immune to the orientation effect, but they do not have this absolute cut-off. A so-called product effect may be produced by the product itself or by its packaging. Until recently, anything wet or conductive impacted the performance of metal detectors, especially in the case of stainless steel contaminants. This is because (Continued on page 86)

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METAL DETECTION (Continued from page 84)


Metal detectors tend to be designed around the application, such as incorporating an incline conveyor in this plant.

metal detectors work by spotting materials that create a magnetic or electrical disturbance as they pass through an electromagnetic field. Unlike ferrous and nonferrous metals, stainless steel is usually non-magnetic and a poor electrical conductor. Consequently, a stainless steel swarf, metal shard or narrow wire hidden in a dry product typically needs to be 50% larger than a ferrous sphere to generate a similar signal size. This disparity can rise to 300% in wet products such as ready meals, meat, fish, sauces, preserves and bread, because moisture acts as a conductive, and the metal detection signal can be swamped by product effect. Simultaneous multi-frequency units now address this longstanding issue. In the case of an x-ray system, product density and uniformity affect sensitivity.





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Several practical factors determine the type of system that best suits an application. Among them is facility footprint. Limited space usually favors metal detection, as do applications where the speed of the product through the machine is very fast or very slow. Maintaining reliable performance demands periodic calibration and validation checks on either technology. In some cases, the process can halt production several times each shift. Users may therefore want to reduce the frequency of the checks, but need to consider that with a longer interval, more product may have to be discarded or recalled if a problem is discovered. Although a well-maintained x-ray system presents a minimal hazard, some systems require protective lead curtains to contain the x-rays. These in turn need condition monitoring and must not meet unpackaged product. Care must also be taken that they don’t impede the passage of lightweight products through the system.

SUMMING UP Some users gravitate toward x-ray systems because they perceive the technology to be more versatile. It’s true; x-ray systems can carry out inspection functions beyond the scope of metal detectors, such as spotting missing or broken products or checking fill level. However, users need to be sure that any technical advantage actually adds value, since the pros and cons of metal detection and x-ray inspection often make it difficult to see which technology is the most effective and cost-optimized option in practice. For more information, visit SD



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Leadership buys Schneider Packaging Equipment Name remains unchanged.


ew owners at Schneider Packaging Equipment (Booth S-3500), Bob Brotzki, Greg Masingill and Mike Smith, continue as president, executive vice president and vice president of Engineering and Services, respectively. Brotzki became president in 2017 after joining the company in 2016 as director of Sales and Marketing. Former CEO and Owner Rick Schneider remains with the company as a special consultant to the Engineering Department. Established in 1970 by his father Dick Schneider, the company ranks as a worldwide leader in design, engineering, manufacture and installation of end-of-line packaging equipment with more than 3,500 equipment placements to date.

Dick Schneider founded Schneider Packaging Equipment in 1970.

“I’m extremely excited that members of our executive management team are the buyers and could not have envisioned a better team for my family to be transitioning the business to,” says Schneider. “They have poured an immense amount of effort into solidifying us as an industry leader over the past few years, and I look forward to assisting them to reach their future goals.”

The leadership team at Schneider Packaging Equipment [l-r]—Bob Brotzki, president; Greg Masingill, executive vice president; and Mike Smith, vice president of Engineering and Services—now owns the company. Rick Schneider, who has been with the company nearly all of its 47 years, most recently served as CEO and remains a special consultant to the Engineering Department.

Schneider Packaging Equipment doubled sales in 2017, increasing revenue 90%. The rapid growth earned the firm coverage in local media as well as recognition in national industry publications. “We cannot express enough gratitude to Rick, Dick and the entire Schneider family for providing this wonderful opportunity,” says Brotzki. “The foundation they have laid is incredible to say the least. The new ownership team is poised to build on this foundation and take the company to the next level.” For more information, visit SD Compact Robox robotic palletizer features over/under conveyor, fast cycle time and the flexibility to handle multiple stock keeping units without any mechanical changeover. Options include product labeling and barcode reading for product tracking and semiautomatic or automatic pallet exchange.

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Cobot works in tight quarters Vision-equipped cobot system checks weights and palletizes boxes.


ortura, an Oslo, Norway-based agricultural cooperative that produces processed and cured meat products for national distribution, needed to optimize palletizing and overcome major constraints: limited floor space and a tight budget. Required functions included the ability to stack boxes of different sizes and weights at different heights. Another important consideration was the ability to use the palletizing space for other processes. A six-axis UR10 collaborative robot (cobot) from Universal Robots USA (Booth E-7941) with a ceiling-mounted vision system fulfills all requirements. It needs one-fifth of the space occupied by typical palletizing robots, which reside in a large fixed cell with safety caging, plus is easy to program to work with the vision system, and reliable enough to run with minimal supervision. Norwegian robotics integrator, Rocketfarm, customized a vision system to complement the UR10 cobot for an innovative, small-footprint ap-

proach. The IFM O2D222 vision camera is mounted in the ceiling above the robot, which is positioned below it on a narrow stand and equipped with the Unigripper SMS 80-200 vacuum gripper. In standby mode, the mounted robot’s footprint is only 0.5 cu. m. The robot’s working area is simply a painted space on the floor, which marks where operators place an empty pallet. “We used maybe 10%–20% of the space that a traditional robot would have used,” reports Lars Bårdgard Åstveit, developer at Rocketfarm. “When there’s no pallet there, the space is free—it’s as if the palletizing system doesn’t exist,” Astveit adds. When an empty pallet is placed on the floor, the vision system automatically detects it as well as boxes moving on the conveyor belt and begins palletizing. Åstveit says, “No one has to tell the robot, ‘there’s a box here now, go palletize it.’ The system just sees it and starts palletizing.” Programming is easily customized for different stack patterns, including turning boxes so labels are visible on all sides of the pallet.

Easily programmed pallet patterns determine how the cobot stacks the boxes.



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The vision-equipped UR 10 cobot handles boxes of various sizes and weights.

The UR10 cobot works in close proximity to human operators. When not palletizing, the space where the pallet sits can be used for other purposes.

The robot can stack 1,700 boxes/day, or an average of 20 pallets/day, easily addressing Nortura’s annual output of 206,200kg (454,593 lb.). An additional advantage is that the robot can provide error-checking for upstream machines. While

humans might not notice that a box wasn’t filled properly, the robot measures the weight and signals if a box deviates out-of-spec. Åstveit states, “The UR10 . . . has all the right specifications. It’s inexpensive, it has the range that not many other

cobots have, and it has the payload, so it can lift the products we need it to lift. And it’s quite flexible in its programming.” But the most important aspect is its ability to work safely beside human workers. The UR10 cobot automatically stops if it runs into something that is not part of the planned path—even a human standing on an empty pallet. “If it didn’t have that capability, we wouldn’t have been able to use this robot,” says Åstveit. “It’s a critical feature—a deal breaker. Without the safety features of the UR10, we wouldn’t have been able to do this job.” Nortura estimates the payback for the palletizing system to be less than one year for a one-shift operation, faster if they run two or three shifts. In fact, Nortura was so pleased with the system that they immediately ordered two more for other lines, which handle smaller boxes and run even faster. For more information, visit SD




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EXPO PACK México set for 2020 Show ranks as the largest packaging and processing event in Latin America.


hen EXPO PACK México opens its doors June 2-5, 2020, at Expo Santa Fe México, it will draw attendees and exhibitors from around the world. Like its 2018 edition, the 2020 show will likely break records. EXPO PACK México 2018 closed as the largest event in its 32-year history with more than 1,000 exhibitors occupying 19,700+ net sq. m (212,000 net sq. ft.) at Expo Santa Fe México in Mexico City. According to show producer, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550), the PMMI Pavilion also set a record with 100 member companies across 2,950 net sq. m, 18% larger than the 2016 show. “We had a fantastic show from start to finish,” says Steve Dilts, business development manager, Encoder Products (Booth S-4020). “My fingers were sore from scanning so many quality leads.” The largest packaging and processing event in Latin America, EXPO PACK México’s Santa Fe location allowed easy access to more than 23,000 prospective buyers from the nearby Mexican States of Puebla, Guanajuato, Estado de México, Queretaro and Mo-

Driven by innovation, Asia Pulp & Paper manufactures and distributes quality products to meet the growing global demand for tissue, packaging and paper. Charta Global, strategic North American Provider of Asia Pulp & Paper products, sells an extensive portfolio of paper products which includes APP’s award-winning Business Intelligence Group (BIG) 2018 Awards - "Sustainability Product of the Year" winner and FDA, ISEGA certified Bio Natura products within the foopak line. These are 100% compostable, recyclable folding box boards (FBB) ideally suited for fast food, take-away containers and hot beverage cups.


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Relationships are a prominent theme at EXPO PACK México with exhibitors noting that partnerships often began with meetings at previous editions of the show.

relos. With easy access to two international airports, international attendees arrived from throughout Latin America, including targeted buying groups from Guatemala, Costa Rica and Colombia. “Attendees have come to expect innovation and the latest technology from EXPO PACK México, and it continues to exceed all of our admittedly high expectations,” says Jim Pittas, PMMI president and CEO. GRUMA, headquartered in San Pedro, Mexico, is the largest manufacturer of tortillas in the world and makes sure to send a full buying contingent to both EXPO PACK México and its sister show, EXPO PACK Guadalajara. “EXPO PACK México not only allows us to see what is new and innovative but, as a regular visitor, we have established relationships with exhibitors that we now do business with,” says Juan Enrique Rollas, maintenance and packaging manager at GRUMA. Rollas’ colleague, Camerino Parra, echoed these sentiments, adding that it is essential to see the newest innovations in person. Relationships are a prominent theme at EXPO PACK México with exhibitors noting that partnerships often began with meetings at previous editions of the show. “[EXPO PACK México] is . . . crucial for establishing and building relationships with current and future customers,” says Paul Chambers, vice president of Sales and Marketing for Valco Melton (Booth S-2671). The show once again featured international pavilions from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Spain and the U.S., and had exhibitors representing 20 countries. With the Mexican marketplace embracing sustainable packaging and processing more than ever, EXPO PACK México exhibitors participating in the ninth edition of the EXPO PACK Verde program numbered 180. In addition to technology and innovation, EXPO PACK México presented free educational offerings. The Innovation Stage’s 30-minute seminars each day focused on significant real-world

industry trends while the Mexican Association of Packaging (AMEE) Conference addressed printing and coding, flexible packaging, packaging innovation and the supply chain. Robotics safety training made its Mexico debut at EXPO PACK México as the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), the world’s leading advocate for the benefits of automation, offered Industrial Robot Safety Training. The course provided an overview of the applicable standards for safety in cells with industrial robots according to the ISO 10218-1 and ISO 10218-2. The seminar received positive reviews with engaged students actively participating throughout the training. “Automation has emerged as one of the top considerations driving machinery purchasing decisions in Mexico,” says Gerardo Barajas, EXPO PACK México director. “This training created an opportunity to ensure the safe integration of advanced technologies into in-plant operations.” EXPO PACK México also hosted Packaging Week, organized by AMEE, which conducted its National Congress, a complete program of conferences and the Envase Estelar Awards program. Association partners in addition to AMEE included the National Chamber of Industry Processed Food (CANAINCA), the National Chamber of Industry Graphic Arts (CANAGRAF), Camera de Comercio, the National Chamber of the Pharmaceutical Industry (CANIFARMA), the National Chamber of the Cosmetic Products Industry/National Association of the Personal Care and Home Products Industry (CANIPEC) and the National Chamber of Metal Containers (CANAFEM). “Our relationships with our association partners solidifies EXPO PACK México’s position as the must-attend packaging and processing event in Latin America,” says Pittas. The PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows returns to Mexico June 11-13, 2019, with EXPO PACK Guadalajara at Expo Guadalajara. For more information, visit www.EXPOPACKmexico. SD

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What sets PackworldUSA apart from all the rest is its use of the high response, state-of-art, TOSS Technology. All PackworldUSA machines come equipped with the advanced TOSS heat sealing system. Only TOSS uses Variable Resistance Controlled (VRC) heat sealing technology to monitor and adjust temperature precisely over the full length and width of the heat sealing element, accurate, up to 500˚C.


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It’s almost human Sentient labeler moves self-diagnostics to the next step.

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en Hubscher, vice president Sales and Marketing at Nita Labeling Equipment (Booth S-3974), admits, “Labeling is one of the most difficult (and frustrating!) of all the packaging disciplines. From structurally challenged or skewed containers to bad labels, to finicky, difficult-to- . . . operate labeling machines, production houses from coast to coast struggle with labeling pain.” So, when Nita set out to develop its 4.0 Series of ultra-high performance labeling systems, the tales of labeling struggles were the motivation for more than a year of intense work. The result, the Nita 4.0 Sentient labeler, automates maintenance, troubleshooting and parts ordering. Hubscher recalls, “Now, I honestly got quite a few raised eyebrows and various confused looks from my team when I advised [them] we would be calling these new systems ‘Sentient’. They asked, ‘But what does that mean?’ So, I deferred . . . to the dictionary (currently known as Googling) and voilà: sen·tient (sen(t)SH(ē)ənt) Adjective: able to perceive or feel things. Yes . . . that pretty much sums it up.” Like all of the company’s labelers, the Sentient Series is built on open-source SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) software living within a Windows Internet of Things platform. This enables real-time monitoring and management of overall equipment effectiveness, uptime, downtime and container and label usage from the comfort of personalized dashboards on any device.

A comprehensive Pro-Active Preventative Maintenance plan resides in the HMI and tells the operator what needs to be done each day.

AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION . . . The first and foremost labeling pain point the Sentient labeler addresses is maintenance. Preventative maintenance can be easy. Simply follow the recommended schedule. “In reality though, limited human resources can sometimes prevent the preventative [and result in premature failures],” says Hubscher. On the Sentient labeler, a comprehensive Pro-Active Preventative Maintenance plan is built into the human/machine interface (HMI). Each day a tiled dashboard advises what daily, weekly and annual tasks are due. A high-resolution, detailed video demonstrates how to accomplish each task, and there’s a check box to verify it has been done. Maintenance reports are available on-demand via the HMI or email.


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The Sentient labeler monitors cycle count and power loads and provides an alert when attention is needed.

The second part of preventative maintenance provides an alert before a problem happens. Hubscher explains, “Real-time monitoring however is where much of our self-diagnosing magic comes into play. Our 100% servo machines are constantly sensing power loads on the motors and will advise the operator as soon as the torque levels on any

Parts can be ordered from the HMI either directly or via an email button that sends the parts quote to the person responsible for purchasing.

belt or drive function veer out of the happy zone. Again, with a simple alarm, the operator is instructed as to the issue and . . . guided by detailed high-res . . . videos on how to remedy the matter . . . . It’s like having a little Nita technician living inside your machine.” If a part is needed, an order can be placed directly from the HMI.

FREE SERVICE NitaCare service works two ways. Each Nita HMI features a one-button connection to a live Nita video chat technician. If an IP connection isn’t available, the NitaCare mobile app accomplishes the same thing. Hubscher reports, “The app connects directly to the NitaCare team and automatically allows us to see what is going on so we can help you resolve the issue on-the-spot. All conversations are recorded and archived for future quick-referencing.” For more information, visit SD

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PRODUCTS unified machine detects contaminants such as glass, metal, stone, bone and high-density plastics and rubber compounds, even when products are wrapped in aluminum foil or metallized film. The system also segregates non-conforming packages and collects production data via one of two optional weight data interfaces. Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection Booth S-1735

the fiber laser, which requires a repeatable focal distance, vacuum pockets securely hold vials in the starwheel. A camera identifies the exact location of each vial’s crimp area, and a servomotor-driven, slide-mounted laser adjusts to accommodate any variation in vial height. Weiler Labeling Systems, a ProMach product brand Booth W-703

FLOW WRAPPER Demo of Revolution horizontal flow wrapper displays a Herrmann Ultrasonics LSM fin-seal unit and long-dwell cutting head. Ultrasonic sealing seals through contaminants such as food particles or liquids and creates hermetically sealed packages for wet wipes and medical devices. Long-dwell cutting head supports high-speed sealing of laminated materials. Servo-driven film feed roll and servo cutting head drive ensure accurate cutoff adjustment and support speeds up to 600 packs/min. Other features include 5700 Kinetix servo drives, PanelView Plus 7 1000 color touchscreen and VPL servo motors from Rockwell Automation; easy-clean, sanitary, modular design; and quick changeover. Campbell Wrapper Booth S-2001 Herrmann Ultrasonics Booth S-2769 Rockwell Automation Booth N-5701

INFEED PICK-AND-PLACE FlexPick pick-and-place system automatically picks and places or dispenses and drops various size stacks of trays, boxes, containers or cups on the infeed conveyor for the filler. Machines handle virtually any container size, shape (rectangle, square, round, oval, octagon) and material (aluminum, foam, polypropylene, foil, plastic, paperboard). Side pneumatics systems separate each stack and dispense one to six trays at a time. Speed matching technology ensures accurate and positive placement of trays on the conveyor. Pineberry Manufacturing Booth S-1432

CASE PACKING, SEALING The 949 Pic-N-Place tandem case packer and continuous-motion case sealer handle partitioned and partition-less cases. Adjustable, heavy-duty grippers on two-axis, servo-controlled delta robot pick up and gently place product into the bottom of the case, loading two cases at a time at speeds up to 20 cycles/min. Whether close-coupled or installed as a standalone machine, the case sealer consistently operates at rates up to 75 cases/min. and changes over in less than 2 min. Using a onehose, four-gun, hot-melt glue system or optional tape dispensing unit, the Model 199 sealer glues or tapes and folds top flaps. A Pic-N-Place module retrofits on 939S and 949S Versatron case packers. Standard-Knapp Booth N-5506


X-RAY PLUS CHECKWEIGHER CX35 Combichecker system integrates inline checkweighing and x-ray inspection in one costand space-saving unit. Composed of a C35 checkweigher and the low-power, 20-watt X33 x-ray inspector, the system checks up to 600 packages/ min. with a weighing range from 3g–10kg. The

VCV Fiber Laser vial coder accurately marks the crimp area of the cap with a 2D DataMatrix code or other variable data, inspects the code for readability and accuracy and automatically tracks and rejects any improperly coded vials. Designed to handle unlabeled vials from 5–500cc, this rotary system operates at speeds of 150+ vials/min. Marking unlabeled “bright stock” helps positively identify products in storage and throughout the supply chain. Print location accuracy is critical when marking a 4mm-tall crimp area with a 2.0–2.5mmsquare code. To achieve positional accuracy for

AUTOMATIC TRAYSEALER The fully automatic T 600 traysealer operates at 15 cycles/min. to address the needs of small and medium firms. As the smallest traysealer in the line, it fits in tighter spaces, yet can be fully integrated. Applications include food, healthcare, lifestyle, consumer and industrial products. Multivac Booth S-2514, W-907




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PRODUCTS PACKBOT MAKES CUSTOM BOXES PackBot™ industrial service robot, equipped with PackNet production and optimization software, produces right-sized corrugated packaging on-demand, automates manual work on a packaging line and helps overcome problems associated with labor shortages, throughput and reliability.

Modular design simplifies assembly of customized equipment. The scalable system is based on the new Packsize Global Modular Architecture, which combines flexibility, speed and sustainability. These attributes simplify machine design, installation and maintenance, boost efficiency and enhance sustainability. Packsize International Booth E-8705


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AGM Pro ultrasonic generator integrates on machines and lines to control ultrasonic components. The digital, Industry 4.0-capable unit handles semiautomatic and automatic packaging and food-cutting applications. Like its predecessor, this completely redeveloped ultrasonic generator boasts a narrow design and smaller dimensions and is almost 50% lighter. It also offers six welding modes, virtually any communications protocol and expanded capabilities for parameter input and process analysis. Although typically driven by a programmable logic controller, the ultrasonic generator also works as a standalone pre-programmed unit. A soft start and soft stop function gently ramps complex sonotrodes up and down. Rinco Ultrasonics USA Booth S-1666

The Full Range of Automation Solutions for Packaging When your packaging and processing application demands the highest standards of reliability and cleanliness, Turck provides high IP rated automation solutions to get the job done. From monitoring changeover processes on lines to detection of bottle caps on a filling and capping machine, we offer a rugged solution that stands up to harsh processes. Turck has a wide range of reliable automation products - including sensors, industrial cordsets, distributed I/O products, and RFID to tackle whatever packaging automation challenges you are facing.

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BLISTER SEALING CAROUSEL BSC Series carousel blister sealers for high-volume requirements can be configured with 10–20+ stations and standard sealing areas of 14 x 18 or 18 x 24 in., plus custom sizes. BSC Series machines handle conventional carded blisters, trapped blisters, club store trapped packages, full-face blisters and half-clamshell styles, as well as applications using Tyvek spunbonded polyethylene, foils and other heat-sealable lidstock. Standard features include heated sealing station, blister feed station, card feed station and finished package unload station. Remaining stations provide space for manual product loading and integrated systems for printing, vision inspection and product detection. Starview Packaging Machinery Booth N-5730

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PRODUCTS angular and oval bottles, including spray cans and containers with handles. Accommodating web heights up to 7 in. (178mm), it handles bottles from 1–14 in. (25–356mm) high and 5/8–7 in. (16–178mm) wide at speeds up to 120 bottles/ min. Unit can be equipped for serialization and downstream aggregation.

CARTONER MAKES U.S. DEBUT Promatic PCI 915 intermittent-motion cartoner fits in a small 3.5m-long footprint. Configured as a standalone machine or integrated with primary packaging equipment, the cartoner loads blisters, sealed strips or bottles at rates up to 160 cartons/ min. Product and packaging changeover requires no tools and can be completed quickly and easily. Formats, designed according to the poka-yoke principle, prevent parts from being incorrectly assembled. A cGMP-compliant balcony architecture speeds up line clearance. Bins for rejected products, leaflets and cartons are freely accessible and can be removed and emptied without interrupting operation. Romaco Group Booth W-615

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Metal Detection  X-Ray Inspection  Checkweighing  Vision Inspection Serialization Solutions  Customized Material Handling  Global Field-based Service AFFORDABLE P-S LABELER Operator terminal with integrated controller from B+R Automation maximizes versatility and ease use of the Trotter Model 127 pressure-sensitive (P-S) labeler and offers an affordable price point. The standard model of the personal computer-based labeler tracks rejects and provides overall equipment effectiveness auditing without additional control modules and offers remote access with an integrated firewall. All menus and functions are accessible with no more than two taps/inputs on the touchscreen. The labeler applies wraparound, front-and-back and three-, four- and five-panel labels to round, square, rect-

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PRODUCTS Dorner Mfg. Booth N-4936


When Leading OEMs Look for Agents, Make Sure They Find You. A PMMI Directory of Agents listing brings successful partnerships to you. PMMI members are North America’s leading packaging and processing OEMs and they’re looking for sales agents. Make sure they find you with your free listing in the PMMI Directory of Agents. It’s a key resource for members ready to expand. The Directory saves you time and increases the chance for successful partnerships by matching you with OEMs based on your areas of expertise and their target markets.

Analyzing two x-ray signals, high and low energy, allows the DualX XR75 x-ray system to detect contaminants as small as 0.4mm. As a result the machine significantly improves detection of low-density or soft contaminants such as bones in poultry and meat, identifies foreign materials not previously detectable by x-ray systems and can check packs and bags with overlapping pieces such as fries, frozen vegetables or chicken nuggets. A.L.L. (advanced long life) technology delivers longer component life and more sensitive detection at lower power. Standard features include high-definition imaging, toolfree belt and roller removal and an auto-learn product setup wizard. Anritsu Infivis Booth E-7912

SLEEVED BOTTLES RECYCLE Pentalabel® eKlipse™ shrinksleeve label film combines smooth shrink for easy application, a bright white surface and light transmission rates of less than 1% to protect photosensitive nutrients. The film can be used with polyethylene terephthalate containers, eliminating the need for pigmented or multilayer containers, which cannot be recycled. Klöckner Pentaplast Booth N-5225, W-864


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Parts Kits for 2200 Series conveyors simplify ordering and ensure critical replacement parts are on hand to expedite repairs and minimize downtime. Available in two options, Level 1 includes a belt and drive tail kit. Level 2 includes a belt, idler tail kit and drive tail kit. Both kits are available on the Dorner DTools site, which includes the company’s CAD Library and Product Configurator. Parts Kits will soon be available for the 3200 Series and other conveyor platforms.

Fully integrated tna intelli-sys iPS 3 data-collection and reporting software provides unprecedented visibility into production processes. A single, standardized platform collates, visualizes and evaluates live and historical information from across the production chain and multiple locations to increase visibility, reduce administrative tasks, optimize processes and improve traceability. Compatible with programmable logic controller or personal computer control, the scalable software inte-

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PRODUCTS grates with tna and third-party equipment. Accessed locally or remotely through a user-friendly, web-capable interface, the software acquires data in real-time and therefore detects faults more quickly than human operators, minimizing downtime and waste while maintaining food safety and product quality. tna North America Booth S-3875

Explore industry-focused pavilions for the latest solutions and insights. ganized processes by recording operational status, turning it into digital data and automatically sharing it with the programmable logic controller. SICK Booth N-6026


South Building Explore 50,000 square feet of cutting-edge digital printing and labeling technologies from 60+ exhibitors. You’ll find solutions for customization, including variable data, short-run and on-demand jobs.

WIRELESS CONFIGURATOR COLORFUL CUSHIONING Inspyre protective packaging offers a spectrum of stock and custom color possibilities to enhance the consumer experience and visually support brand identity and charitable campaigns. The first offering, a 12-in.wide low-density polyethylene hybrid cushioning (HC) packaging film in water blue, has been joined by pink and black stock colors. HC features multiple air chambers in a proprietary square pattern. An AirSpeed® HC Versa™ system creates the rows of small air-filled pockets from flat, perforated rollstock. HC is ideal for cushioning, blocking/bracing and wrapping. Pregis is donating a portion of sales from its Inspyre protective packaging brand to Uzima Clean Water Mission. The Atlanta, Georgia-based group works to provide clean drinking water to parts of the world where it is in short supply via a simple water filtration system. Pregis Booth N-5136

IO-Link Smart Configurator can configure any IO-Link sensor or actuator on the market via a wireless device. As a result, there’s no need for programming via a USB IO-Link master connected to a personal computer or via a network-connected master device. All that’s required is the IO-Link Smart Configurator, which is portable and can be used anywhere, as it is battery-powered and equipped with Wi-Fi for IODD, sync and Cloud storage. Carlo Gavazzi Booth N-6325

A stainless steel tabletop system rotates bag-inbox cartons from wide edge to narrow edge-leading using gravity and minimal guidance for reorientation. A single-lane, slave-driven timing belt supports cartons on the right hand side allowing bottoms to rotate counter-clockwise for gentle landing on a 4.5-in.-wide tabletop conveyor. The Upender uses a simple, adjustable deflector plate at the carton rotation point and adjustable stainless steel guide rail brackets for product control. Low back pressure infeed and discharge transitions create a smooth conveying surface, improve product stability and minimize package damage. The Upender handles rates in excess of 90 cartons/min. Multi-Conveyor Booth S-3308

W16/26 “smart” photoelectric sensors can be configured remotely via IO-Link for efficient setup. Additional diagnostic functions support preventative maintenance. Networked production and control processes in complex machine environments ensure readiness for Industry 4.0. These smart sensors support dynamic, real-time optimized and self-or-

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PDC - the leading name in Shrink Sleeve Labeling and Tamper Evident Banding equipment.


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SIDE-LOAD CARTONER Balcony-style Cariba 300 side-load, continuous-motion cartoner line offers various versions with different pitches and format size ranges. Achieving speeds up to 300 cartons/min., the cartoner can be equipped with automatic feeding systems for primary packages such as tubes, bottles, blisters, syringes, sachets, stick packs and vials. MG America Booth W-669


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Pic-N-Place Soft Placement Tandem Case Packer

SUP SYSTEM DEBUTS With unveiling of the Model 760-SUP (stand-up pouch) system, demos with “guest operators” illustrate the machine’s simplicity and reliability. Precision operations yield a stable, repeatable process for reliable web handling, sealing and pouch quality. A clear, intuitive color touchscreen operator interface supports maximum uptime and product quality. Straightforward accessibility, easy mechanical adjustments and quick-change features minimize downtime. CMD Booth E-7918

The industry standard for reliable operation, quick change-over and versatile product range. The Model 949 Pic-N-Place tandem case packer picks the product from the infeed conveyor and gently places it into the bottom of the empty case - the perfect solution for both partitioned and partitionless case packing. Designed for 24/7 production and built to last for decades.


Continuous-Motion Case Sealer

High speed, consistent case sealing using glue or tape. Using a hot melt glue system or optional tape dispensing unit, the Model 199 continuous-motion sealer is ideal for sealing of primed flap and re-shipper cases at speeds of 50-75 cases per minute.


The FastBack® Revolution on-machine seasoning (OMS) system and Spray Dynamics® slurry-on-demand continuous mixer provide uniform coverage and accurate ingredient ratios to simplify snack food seasoning. The FastBack Revolution OMS system combines the performance of the patented dynamic AccuFlavor™ tumble drum, the efficiency of the modular dust collection system and the advanced FastBack 260E-G3 horizontal motion conveyor into one compact, cost-efficient, standalone unit. The recipe-driven, tank-less continuous mixer automatically and accurately mixes seasonings and liquids into homogeneous, lump-free slurries, significantly SK-201808-PackExpo Show Daily.indd 1

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Richard Bahr President-CEO MGS Machine

Christine Bense Chief Operating Officer Ventura Coastal

Robert Champion, Group Packaging Engineer Mgr. Nestlé USA

Greg Berguig, VP, Sales and Marketing PAC Machinery

Hendrik Eyselee, Director of Engineering, Cheese and Dairy, Kraft Foods

Alexandria Faust Packaging Engineer Unilever

Jeff Bigger, PresidentCEO, Massman Automation Designs

Greg Flickinger, Group VP of Mfg Operations H-E-B | Manufacturing

David France, Packaging Research Fellow Conagra Foods

Scott Chehak,VP and General Manager Arrowhead Systems

Bill Gill, Assistant VP, Environmental Affairs Smithfield Foods

Patrick Keenan, R&D Packaging Engineer General Mills/Annie’s Organic Snacks

Rick Fox III, Director, Engineering Services Fox IV Technology

John Hilker, Senior VP The C.F. Sauer Company

Mike Marcinkowski Principal Engineer Keurig Green Mountain Paul Schaum Chief Operations Officer Pretzels Inc. David Smith, VP Global Packaging Development Johnson & Johnson Jasmine Sutherland President,Texas Food Solutions and VP, Perfect Fit Meals Robert Weick, Pkg R&D Campbell’s Soup Co. © 2018 PMMI Media Group

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Vince Nasti, Vice President of Operations Nation Pizza & Foods

Mike Jacko, VP, Applications and New Product Innovation, Urschel

Jim Prunesti Vice President Engineering Conagra Brands

Matt Job, Engineering Mgr. Hartness International

Tony Vandenoever Director, Supply Chain Engineering, PepsiCo

Brian Ormanic, Lead Applications Engineer ARPAC Martin Prakken CEO-Owner BluePrint Automation Colin Warnes, Director Sales Engineering & Project Management ADCO Manufacturing

Diane Wolf, Industry Consultant, former VP of Engineering, Global Safety, Environmental and Sustainability, Kraft Foods Joe Zembas Director Engineering and Technical Services The J.M. Smucker Co.

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reducing wasted ingredients and operator startup and cleaning time. And because an operator is not involved in measuring, ratios are maintained and ingredients are accurately dosed, resulting in minimal residual slurry at the end of a production run. Heat and Control Booth N-5904, N-5910

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Portfolio of Kizen® hot melts for case and carton sealing adds Kizen HEAT 2.0 adhesive. Ideal for hot-fill applications, this adhesive possesses high heat resistance and withstands high-temperature shipping conditions. It has passed the IoPP T-3006 Heat Resistance Under Stress Test and is approved for use in applications of at least 160ºF (71ºC) for 24 hr. Offering fast setting, thermal stability and broad processing window, Kizen HEAT hot melt serves as the perfect complement to Kizen FORCE and Kizen ICE adhesives, which are designed to boost plant productivity, reduce adhesive use and improve packaging performance. Bostik Booth E-8959

HF Drawer Magnet Gravity Free-Fall Magnetic Separation In Enclosed Flow Lines.


quickTRON™ 07RH Gravity Free-Fall Style Metal Separator Detects All Metal Whether Loose or Encapsulated without Process Interruption.

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Collator 200 flexible bag collator eliminates the need for a rotary pack-off table while boosting manual packaging speeds. A new human/machine interface simplifies operation. The semiautomatic system vertically stacks bags on an accumulation conveyor upon arrival from a bagger, wrapper or thermoform machine. The unit needs no change parts to handle a variety of product sizes. BluePrint Automation Booth N-5513

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The UltraJet v21 high-resolution, high-speed inkjet coder features a 2.12-in. piezo printhead capable of reproducing 600 x 600-dot/in. resolution at 200 ft./min. System prints variable data, alphanumerics and barcodes, connects up to four printheads and integrates easily with other systems. Available in aqueous or ultraviolet-cured ink versions, the UltraJet v21 is powered by XJet software. Kirk-Rudy Booth S-2778

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ULTRASONIC SENSORS From liquid level to pallet detection, to sensing clear or shiny targets, ultrasonic sensors provide

rugged, reliable performance. As a result, ultrasonic sensors can serve in challenging applications where photoelectric sensors may not be as dependable. Product line includes metal barrel, flushmount and programmable options. With high IP ratings and sensing distances up to 6m, ultrasonic sensors serve both processing and packaging lines. Turck Booth N-5753

HERMETIC PACKAGES The Sigpack HML horizontal flow wrapper hermetically packages blow-fill-seal vial cards, blisters and medical devices such as pens and inhalers at a rate of up to 350 sealed packs/min. Longdwell heat-sealing technology ensures tight transverse and longitudinal seals. Ultrasonic sealing is an option for heat-sensitive products. Other options include a no-gap/no-seal function and a modified-atmosphere packaging module. Compact machine integrates easily online, but also operates in standalone configurations. Film rolls can be changed manually or automatically via an integrated a splicer. Bosch Packaging Technology Booth S-3514, W-603

THE BEST DESERVES THE BEST CONTRACT PACKAGER SERIES Upgraded Contract Packager (CP) Series of labelers offers enhanced 100% digital control package with stepper and servo technologies and AC drive motors. Other features include two high-speed, stepper-driven label applicators, a multi-level menu, synchronous electronic controls, four-axis label application adjustments and built-in Z-axis adjustments. A servo-driven overhead hold-down belt provides synchronous product positioning without change parts. A heavy-duty, powder-coated welded framework and durable Delrin chain conveyor help maximize reliability. Label dispense speeds range up to 3,000 in./min with web widths up to 6.375 in. Universal Labeling Systems Booth N-5536

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MULTI-FORMAT LABELER: The moduLAN rotary labeler gives a condiment producer the flexibility to run multi-format containers using a cold-glue label station and two pressure-sensitive stations. Available with up to five stations, the moduLAN labeler delivers an array of label combinations to meet the challenges of the most creative marketing department. Cold-glue stations commonly use direct label application, thus, avoiding glue pallet systems. Moreover the moduLAN label stations are permanently affixed to the labeler and therefore save time and space during changeover. Langguth America Booth S-4122

VACUUM TURBOEMULSIFIER The Dumek Turbo-Mek 150 Series vacuum turboemulsifier processes liquid and creamy cosmetic and pharmaceutical products in volumes up to 150L. Standard products include emulsions, serums, oils and balms, gels and lotions, but specialized models can handle makeup, suppositories, hair dyes, toothpastes, mud products and shaving creams. Processing occurs via two independent and complementary actions, slow mixing with coaxial movement and fast mixing, homogenizing via a stator and rotor. Temperature control is provided by electric resistance heating and water cooling. Marchesini Group USA Booth W-645

VERTICAL FEEDING POUCHES On a vertical feeding system, zippered pouches and bags, coffee bags, foil pouches, gusseted bags and auto-bottom cartons advance to the pick-andplace station vertically on edge, are picked one at a time, placed on the pusher transfer system, aligned and presented to the downstream conveyor for labeling and/or printing. The standard 3-ft. bulk load infeed moves in/out depending on bag size, shortening the stroke length and enabling faster operation. The standard machine accepts pack sizes from 3 x 5 in. to 10 x 13.5 in. at speeds up to 60 cycles/min. HSA USA Booth S-2467


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w. A l l -F m FILLERS • (61 0) 5 2 4 -7 3 5 0 • i nfo@a l l -f i l l .co m AUGER Auger filler family consists of semiautomatic, automatic, fill-to-weight, multiple and rotary designs. Direct drive choices include standard clutch brake or servomotor. Volumetric fill accuracy is guaranteed at +/-1% regardless of application. The Model B-350e semiautomatic auger filler features a programmable logic controller with integrated operator interface, memory for up to five products and menu-driven control program. Compatible with powders, granules or liquids, it can be delivered in 24 hours. All-Fill Booth S-1714

HIGH-PRESSURE PROCESSING With redesigned intensifiers, easier to maintain parts and large-diameter vessels, the AV-M high-pressure processing (HPP) machines accommodate larger, bulky or odd-shaped packages and are easier to load. Scalable design means the machine upgrades easily to address rising demand. The compact, flexible machine also reduces energy consumption by as much as 50% and lowers operating costs. JBT-Avure Technologies Booth N-4725


MINI DIGITAL PRESS The Trojan T2 press is said to be the world’s first affordable digital mini press for in-house label converting. With all the characteristics of larger, more expensive presses, the unit produces long runs with automated tension control and algorithm-based maintenance. Other features include full-bleed printing, die-cut print capability and an integrated web cleaner. Easy-to-operate, the TrojanControl touchscreen provides a cost calculator and job library. AstroNova Product Identification Booth N-5616, W-807

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Packsize® will showcase a system for today’s production packaging needs, while meeting global trends for smart manufacturing. This system combines intelligent automation with robust machine speed, driven by PackNet® software technology, to reliably produce right-sized boxes on a mass scale. Learn why leading manufacturers get Packsized by visiting booth E-8705. 801-944-4814

BENCHTOP PRESS The energy-efficient IntelliPress™ electric benchtop press delivers high performance at a low price. Easy-touse, pre-programmed operator interface offers dynamic force and speed control with an infinitely variable stroke. Three press sizes enable unit to be matched to compression or tension force requirements. Bimba Manufacturing Booth S-2772







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Upgraded Sentry LP stretch wrapper debuts with IntelleVue human/ machine interface (HMI) and controls package for easier operation, improved diagnostics and better overall load protection. Now warranted for three years, the semiautomatic unit costs less than $6,300, runs 30% faster and is easier to operate and service. Orion’s RevoLogic™ control maximizes wrap accuracy with a precise count of each revolution and number of top and bottom wraps. An integrated scale option allows pallet weighing and wrapping to be completed in one step. Recipe-driven IntelleVue HMI ensures rapid, trouble-free changeover, serves a multi-language workforce and supplies vital information (including photos and graphics) on operation, fault clearance and maintenance. Orion, a ProMach product brand Booth S-3548

HIGH-SPEED SHRINK SLEEVING The relaunched 75C-E Shrinksealer shrink-sleeve applicator/bander operates at up to 400 containers/ min., handling bottled and jarred foods and pharmaceuticals, as well as products with irregular shapes or inconsistent sizes, such as candles and syringes. Proprietary IndexingTooling film management controls sleeving material through feeding, cutting and application, while a spinning knife assembly maximizes cutting precision and blade life. Blades can be re-sharpened. The system accommodates polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene terephthalate glycol, oriented polystyrene and polylactic acid label materials in gauges as thin as 1.25 mils (30 microns). Sleeve and band dimensions range from 0.375-3.0 in. in diameter and 0.625–4.0 in. high. PDC International Booth N-4921

LASER CODING BAG CLOSURES The eSolarMark Fiber laser coder integrated on the Kwik Lok® 912 printer etches permanent text, dates, times, serial numbers, 2D codes and graphics on closures. Rated at up to 120 closures/min., the system lowers cost of ownership due to low pow-

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PRODUCTS er requirements and elimination of inks and solvents. A convenient touchscreen, message design software and multiple language capability simplify operation. A connection to enterprise or manufacturing systems automate data downloads. Matthews Marking Systems Booth S-2006

so that processes can continue or be intelligently shut down without causing unsafe conditions. The unit also enables operators to safely control the power restart without untimely accidental circuit re-energization. Emerson Booth N-4721B

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IMPROVED OPERATOR SAFETY Run intelligent shutdowns and restarts with SolaHD SDU-A Series DIN rail AC uninterruptible power supply (UPS) with optional communications card. The UPS protects from damaging impulses and power interruptions to microprocessor-based devices. During a power disturbance, the technology provides immediate backup AC for up to four minutes

Containerboard portfolio meets demand for premium packaging. With brilliant color reproduction, outstanding contrast and improved readability, topliner containerboards increase shelf impact and differentiate brands. At the same time, fluting and liner containerboards offer the superior strength needed for agricultural and industrial applications, including shelf-ready packaging. Sappi Booth S-4233

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PACK READY LAMINATION A range of coextruded films eliminates adhesive so there’s no wait time between lamination and pouch making. The film family qualifies for the designation Pack Ready from HP, a leader in digital printing. With a Pack Ready structure, a laminate film with a specially designed thermoplastic polymer layer is heat-activated and strongly bonds to the HP Indigo ElectroInk printed layer, creating a mechanically interlocked molecular architecture. ITP USA Booth N-4866 HP Booth S-3847

The Evolution IV thermal inkjet, the newest member of the Evolution family, prints 1-in. characters, logos and barcodes from a single print cartridge or up to four lines in a 1-in. space. The cartridge holds 128ml of ink to reduce downtime. The Evolution IV model is virtually maintenance free and has no moving parts to wear out for maximum uptime. Digital Design Booth N-5120

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HYBRID MACHINE Robert’s IMH Series fills and seals pre-formed pouches or forms, fills and seals from rollstock. All that’s needed to switch formats is a simple

program change. Pouch styles include stand-up, three- or four-side-seal, pinch-bottom, quad-seal and block-bottom with a wide range of reclosure options. Adjustable machine pitch maximizes performance. AlliedFlex Technologies Booth S-2267

HIGH-PRESSURE PROCESSING With redesigned intensifiers, easier to maintain parts and large-diameter vessels, the AV-M high-pressure processing (HPP) machines accommodate larger, bulky or odd-shaped packages and are easier to load. Scalable design means the machine upgrades easily to address rising demand. The compact, flexible machine also reduces energy consumption by as much as 50% and lowers operating costs. JBT-Avure Technologies Booth N-4725

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“Double-team” magnetic separator/metal detector systems ship quickly to address urgent needs for identification of ferrous and nonferrous contaminants. For wet processes, standard 2-, 3- and 4-in. Magnetic B Trap unit removes ferrous contamination from pumped liquid product. This improves product quality and minimizes rejected material downstream, leaving the Xtreme® Liquid Line metal detector to focus on detecting and rejecting non-magnetic tramp metals such as aluminum and stainless steel. For dry/ free-flowing processes, 4-, 6-, 8- and 10-in. Magnetic Grate-in-Housing/Xtreme Vertical metal detector combinations function similarly. Eriez Booth N-5530

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REMOTE SUPPORT Support Built In® program adds Remote Support Capabilities. Morrison’s technicians and sales representatives now can remotely provide support and guidance in real-time and have successfully conducted remote factory acceptance tests. Special glasses, capable of PDF viewing, capturing and sharing photos and videos, and most importantly, livestreaming what a wearer is seeing, help support personnel review and troubleshoot in real-time from the office. The glasses can be safety rated and programmed to help guide changeover. Morrison Container Handling Solutions Booth N-4906

PRODUCT TRANSFER Stepper servo-equipped Model PSST/120 transfer system synchronizes, stages and transfers single or twin packs to high-speed cartoners. Unit accepts randomly presented baggers, pouchers and flow wrappers at a maximum rate of 120 parts/ min. (single) or 80 twin packs/min. The unit intelligently monitors and phases products on multiple motion-controlled staging sections. Handling products between 4 and 6 in. in length and up to 8 in. in width, the system offers precise speed and position control. When necessary, operators can switch to the optional pass-through delivery system for bulk packing or work-in-process preparation. Internally illuminated, fully guarded transfer and synchronizing staging section offer good visibility and operator safety. Propack Processing & Packaging Systems Booth N-4732

controls. Because U.S. and Canadian food packagers require the designations, the certification at point-ofsale eliminates the need for a site visit from a ratings agency. This gives the customer an assurance that the equipment meets corporate specifications, as well as local regulations, which may require certification. Booth #N-5926 Bunting Magnetics Booth N-5926 SD


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ADLINK Technology (Booth E-7362) is proud to debut their Edge IoT Smart Pallet Experience. Check out the $100 visa gift card give-away to those who take on the experience!

Friction Feeders | Shuttle Feeders | Serialization | Pick & Place | Denesters Printing & Labeling | Verification | Order Fulfillment | Integration | Custom Automation • • 1-844-746-3634

Admix (Booth E-8931) sanitary mixing equipment is customizable, made to high-quality standards and precision-engineered to easily handle nearly any mixing challenge.

New at PACK EXPO! CMD’s (Booth E-7918) 760-SUP stand-up pouch machine, offers unprecedented operational simplicity, process control and quick changeover. Shawn King provides a user demo.

View the most refined design and engineering ever on a resealable can at Canovation (Booth E-6953),the CanReseal. (l-r) John Adams, Daniel Zabaleta, Liz Brown and Gary Brown.

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See Us in Booth #E-7110 Lake Side Hall!

Dwight McVey of JBT - Avure Technologies (Booth N-4725) answers questions about automated packaging systems.

Combination Weighers Checkweighers Depositors

Semi-Automatic Weighers Digital Scales Mechanical Scales (262) 236-0000


Check out the 949S Versatron soft placement tandem case packer at Standard-Knapp (Booth N-5506).

ClearSkinPack™ - Vacuum skin packaging. Invisible protection. No necessity of MAP. • • • •

Easy opening skin films on any kind of plastic and cardboard trays. Recyclable. Suitable for microwave oven. Printable.

Attendees questions are answered about TC Transcontinental Packaging (Booth E-8318) flexible packaging solutions.



866 Booth N-4 Materials Pavillon s& Container ll North Ha USA Inc.

At Van Der Graaf (Booth E-8330), (l-r) Rick Zander, Mohammad Gafar and Matt Leff specialize in power transmission equipment for the conveyor industry.

ITP USA Inc. 30 Chapin Rd., Suite 1205, Pine Brook, NJ 07058

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The team at Regal Beloit Corporation (Booth E-8303) are ready to demonstrate the Modsort multi-function conveyer system.

Della Toffola (Booth E-7349) Zitalia offers a full range of automatic labeling machines. Check out how their system can work for you.

See the Exacta/R 18 Freestanding Filler in action at Ronchi America (Booth E-8514). (l-r) Monica Roser and Jackie Holden from H.B. Fuller (Booth S-2372) can tell you how adhesives can enhance package design.




HSA USA (Booth S-2467) carries a complete line of high-end fully-integrated product handling and marking solutions with print and barcode verification. Curious? Stop by and talk to (l-r) Dave Edwards, Mina Bekhit and Kenneth Darrow.

• Easy operation via simple operator interface • Increased uptime • Quick, repeatable size changeovers • Customized integration for your production environment • Flexible design accommodates various package sizes • Turnkey packaging solutions from one supplier


PROUDLY CANADIAN ~ 1-877-924-3337

Mike Thompson at Koenig & Bauer Kammann (US) (Booth S-4049) discusses printing equipment solutions for markets including direct-to-shape printing on glass, metal and plastic 3D containers.

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If you are searching for primary and secondary packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical, biotech and cosmetic industries, talk to the staff at Marchesini Group USA (Booth W-645) for answers.

BOOTH N-5543

SICK (Booth N-6026) sets up a demo.

1959. Cans become self-opening, changing the world of packaging. 2018. Cans become re-sealable, changing the world of packaging forever.

Introducing ® CanReseal.

The team from PDC International (Booth N-4921) is ready to show you their machinery for shrink sleeve applications.

With CanReseal,® consumers can expect added value, longer use, and more out of their cans with CanReseal ® ’s patented re-sealing technology.

Learn more at Visit us at Booth E-6953 at PACK EXPO in Chicago on Oct. 14-17.




The team from Starview Packaging Machinery (Booth N-5730) are experts in blister packaging.


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At ATS Engineering (Booth N-5430), (l-r) Pierre Subryan, Anthony Subryan, Iwona Malinowski and Mark Subryan answer questions about filling.

COME VISIT US AT BOOTH N-6106 Get your beverage industry questions answered at the Beverage Cooler Lounge (Booth N-4575), hosted by the International Society of Beverage Techologists.

Want Perfect Cubes?

(l-r) Mike Hosch, Stacy Johnson, Chad Tebben and Michael Goodall of Dorner Manufacturing (Booth N-4936) show off their conveyor automation system.

Deli Cheese Cubing • • • • •

Innovative cutting design Produces excellent cube shape & quality Modular quick change parts for a variety of cut sizes Portable design easily integrates with existing process lines Hygienic construction

View it on the show floor! Pack Expo International 2018

Booth #7103 Most Hygienic - Maximum Production - Best Cut Quality

Go to Heat and Control (Booth N-5904) for a demonstration of the Ishida ACP-700 Series all-in-one case packer.

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Visit Matthews Marking Systems (Booth S-2006) to hear about their printing systems and consumables for product identification, branding, operational marking and regulatory compliance.

MULTIPOND Weighing Technology and multihead weighing systems stand for maximum accuracy, performance and reliability.


AT PACK EXPO 2018 Located in the South Hall - Booth #2882

NEW PRODUCT RELEASE! Daniel LaPierre and Marta Narowska from NJM Packaging, a ProMach Product Brand (Booth W-703), observe the Bottle Tracker, used for serialization.

HD RAM Rejector HD RAM



TapTone Heavy Duty (HD) pneumatic ram rejectors provide reliable rejection of up to 2000 containers per Duty minute are available TapTone Heavy (HD)and pneumatic ram rejectors provide reliable rejection of up with a fixed stroke length of 0.5 in, 1.0 in toor 3 2000 containers per minute and are available in (1.2 cm, 2.5 cm or 7.6 cm). The HD Ram Rejector is the with of a fixed strokefeaturing length of an 0.5 oil in, 1.0 or 3 first in a new line rejectors freeincylinder in (1.2 cm, 2.5 cm or 7.6 cm). The HD Ram Rejector is the design with a NEMA 4X IP65 environmental rating. Designed first in a new line of rejectors featuring an oil free cylinder for tight production spaces, the HD Ram Rejector conveniently design with a NEMA 4X IP65 environmental rating. Designed adapts to reject cans, spaces, glass and large jugs. for tight production the HD Ram Rejector conveniently ATC (Booth W-980) is a subsidiary of Pfeiffer Vacuum, a global leader in vacuum and detection solutions, leak testing and leak-detection solutions.

adapts to reject cans, glass and large jugs.

See Us at Pack Expo 2018 See Us at Pack Expo 2018 Booth S-4126 Booth S-4126 Congratulations! (l-r) Glen Long and Jim Pittas from PMMI present an award for 25 years of excellence to Sharon Gilbert and Quinn Martin from Septimatech Group (Booth N-5742).

+1 508.563.1000

+1 508.563.1000

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Michael Sarvo demos the Emulate3D Controls Testing software from Emulate3D (Booth E-8902).

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Come see the VPack Vetraco LM800 Lipstick Filling Machine in action at VPack Technologies (Booth W-743).



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We will also be showcasing a Bundler for 5 panel/peggable cartons.


BOOTH S-2847


BOOTH S-2847


The crew from Emerson (Booth N-4721B) can recommend automation technology for any application.


BOOTH S-2847

BOOTH S-2966

(l-r) Andy Schulz and Mark Mosher of KOCH Packaging Systems (Booth S-1769) show off their KBSPL blister machine with linear pallet transport.

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Virginia Murray from AptarGroup (Booth N-6261) describes how to overcome eCommerce challenges with packaging innovations.

Add us to your PACK EXPO show planner! Can’t wait? Get a demo!

High mix? Seasonal variations? No problem! Cost-effective, redeployable and user-friendly cobots from Universal Robots can easily adapt to new products, seasonal variations and high mix/low-volume production. Programming is fast and easy - even with no prior automation experience.

Jonathan Fahey of Aylward Enterprises (Booth W-734) discusses innovative technologies for soliddose packaging.

MG America (Booth W-669) offers a “Partnership for Success” with their processing and packaging machinery.

At Pregis (Booth N-5136), Patrick Bauduin shows off protective packaging solutions. An added value of a purchase is that a portion of the proceeds from Pregis’ special water-blue HC Inspyre packaging is donated to Uzima Clean Water Mission, a non-profit providing life-changing water filters to those who do not have access to clean water.

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TechED 365



October 16, 2018

Online Training

Convenient. Consistent. Cost-Effective.

Need automatic loading of frankfurters, sausages or cheese sticks? Now turn to Drake (Booth E-8103) for their new robotic loading machinery.

e-Learning courses include: f Introduction to Packaging Machinery f Basic Mechanical Components f Basic Electrical Components f Troubleshooting Packaging Machinery f Fundamentals of Risk Assessment

Staff members from Septimatech Group (Booth N-5742) vote for their favorite standardized human/machine interface template at OMAC – The Organization for Machine Automation and Control (Booth N-6002).

“PMMI’s e-Learning courses are the perfect combination of quality content delivered at the right level for our plant floor personnel in a flexible and easy to use format.”

— Jerry Hiser, Training Manager, Clorox

For more information, visit the PMMI Booth N-4550, North Hall.

Yamato (Booth E-7110) provides weighing and product handling solutions to consumer packaged goods companies including the Omega combination weigher. Yamato is celebrating the 20th anniversary of offices in the Americas.

For details, visit

(l-r) Kouichi Trasawa and Alaina Werkhoven of Zacros America (Booth W-1015) demonstrate their premix bags.

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BluePrint Automation (BPA) (Booth N-5513) develops and manufactures packaging solutions for flexible and other tough-to-handle packages.

Stop by and see what Clemson University (Booth N-4543) does with data-driven packaging design. Sponsored by our friends at Festo (Booth N-5147).

Representing Australia's leading packaging and processing machinery and allied components companies Attendees check out packaging samples from Packsize International (Booth E-8705). Solutions include right-sized packaging, on-demand, for the corrugated marketplace.


Stop by AstroNova Product Identification (Booth N-5616) for information on QuickLabel and TrojanLabel brands.


From processing to packaging, we’ve got your back MG America is 100% committed to providing a customer-driven and customer-focused technical service team. Their mission is simple: Keep your lines running at peak efficiency with our quick response time and technical expertise that’s second to none. From project management, training and parts to service, upgrades and overhauls, the team at MG America will keep you positioned for success.

Capsule Filling


Secondary Packaging

Booth #W-669

Vision Inspection

Capsule Check Weighing


Liquid & Powder Filling

Primary Packaging

Complete Line Integration

Fairfield, New Jersey 973-808-8185 • 866-962-3090

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